[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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- a fellow countryman
Word Origin for compatriot
C17: from French compatriote, from Late Latin compatriōta; see patriot
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