- a native or inhabitant of one's own country; fellow countryman or countrywoman.
- of the same country.
Origin of compatriot
Related Words for compatriotnational
Examples from the Web for compatriot
Contemporary Examples of 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
Historical Examples of compatriot
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