[kuh m-pey-tree-uh t or, esp. British, -pa-]
- a native or inhabitant of one's own country; fellow countryman or countrywoman.
- of the same country.
Origin of compatriot
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Examples from the Web for compatriot
We all know about Tolstoy, Chekhov, and Dostoevsky, but what about their compatriot, Nikolai Leskov?The Forgotten Russian: The Genius of Nikolai Leskov
April 10, 2013
And his secular Tel Avivi compatriot Ayelet Shaked destroys all stereotypes of an Israeli “radical.”Why I Like Naftali Bennett
January 17, 2013
I have a compatriot with me, one Joseph Lesurques, whom I met on the way here.
There he is, with his wife and daughters, and one may stare at him with all the frankness of a compatriot.The American Mind
Almost, indeed, had the Breton shuddered at his compatriot's cold-bloodedness.Scaramouche
Now I ask my compatriot, would he trade his lot for that of Mr. Blake with all his money?St. Cuthbert's
Robert E. Knowles
With the assistance of a girl, a compatriot of his, he has reduced all things to order.The Green Rust
- a fellow countryman
C17: from French compatriote, from Late Latin compatriōta; see patriot
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Word Origin and History for compatriot
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