Dictionary.com

compatriot

[ kuhm-pey-tree-uht or, especially British, -pa- ]
/ kəmˈpeɪ tri ət or, especially British, -ˈpæ- /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: compatriot / compatriots on Thesaurus.com

noun
a native or inhabitant of one's own country; fellow countryman or countrywoman.
adjective
of the same country.
QUIZ
SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
Should you take this quiz on “shall” versus “should”? It should prove to be a quick challenge!
Question 1 of 6
Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?

Origin of compatriot

From the Late Latin word compatriōta, dating back to 1605–15. See com-, patriot

OTHER WORDS FROM compatriot

com·pa·tri·ot·ic [kuhm-pey-tree-ot-ik or, especially British, -pa-], /kəmˌpeɪ triˈɒt ɪk or, especially British, -ˌpæ-/, adjectivecom·pa·tri·ot·ism, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use compatriot in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for compatriot

compatriot
/ (kəmˈpætrɪət) /

noun
a fellow countryman

Derived forms of compatriot

compatriotic, adjectivecompatriotism, noun

Word Origin for compatriot

C17: from French compatriote, from Late Latin compatriōta; see patriot
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK