a native or inhabitant of one's own country.
a native or inhabitant of a particular region.
a person who lives in the country.
an unsophisticated person, as one who lives in or comes from a rural area; rustic.
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How to use countryman in a sentence
The document with the official result arrived the next day and little by little I saw how my countrymen who had obtained asylum were released, even one whose hearing was the same day as mine without a lawyer and without evidence.
On the day of his departure, a fellow countryman said goodbye with tears in his eyes and we were all very happy for little Piké, because he had won a nine-month battle.
I subject my countrymen to a second interrogation when they return, trying to calm my terror.
The question was how to attain it without compromising their countrymen.How Two WWI POWs Conned Their Way Out With a Ouija Board | Margalit Fox | May 31, 2021 | The Daily Beast
Few players have held themselves together under such scrutiny and for such symbolic stakes in the eyes of their countrymen.Hideki Matsuyama’s draining, pressure-packed win makes this Masters memorable | Thomas M. Boswell | April 12, 2021 | Washington Post
She later went on to appear (from 2000 to 2003) in the series Clarissa and the countryman, with Johnny Scott.The Week in Death: Clarissa Dickson Wright, One of ‘Two Fat Ladies’ | The Telegraph | March 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In Charlie countryman, Evan Rachel Wood is Gabi, the girl you meet for two seconds and instantly fall for.Evan Rachel Wood Is Grown Up, Unfiltered, and Still Loves Justin Bieber | Kevin Fallon | November 16, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
“The human species is a deeply flawed biological product”—so wrote my countryman Arthur Koestler.In Syria, Europe & Boston, the Past Is Never Finished | Kati Marton | May 11, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
But, of course, this "other" is most often anything but; it is actually friend, neighbor and countryman.
Urs Fischer, the young contemporary artist and fellow countryman, stands apart.
Every year since then the Chinese have gathered in the city and remembered the day when their countryman's life was saved.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin | Mary Hazelton Wade
Went to work in my own way; was a countryman just come into a snug bit of inheritance, looking out for a corner of land.Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
You are only an honest countryman wandering amid a crowd of courtiers—virtue in danger amid a myriad of vices.Madame Roland, Makers of History | John S. C. Abbott
Her face, notwithstanding its emaciation, reminded him of Latta, the wife of his friend and fellow-countryman Schmidt.Urania | Camille Flammarion
In advance, with an officer, was a man attired in the dress of a countryman, who pointed in the direction of the cottage.The Spy | J. Fenimore Cooper
British Dictionary definitions for countryman
a person who lives in the country
a person from a particular country or from one's own country (esp in the phrase fellow countryman)
- countrywoman, fem n gender-neutral form compatriot
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