countryman

[ kuhn-tree-muhn ]
/ ˈkʌn tri mən /

noun, plural coun·try·men.

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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Origin of countryman

First recorded in 1275–1325, countryman is from Middle English contre man. See country, man

usage note for countryman

See -man.
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British Dictionary definitions for countryman

countryman
/ (ˈkʌntrɪmən) /

noun plural -men

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)

Derived forms of countryman

countrywoman, fem n gender-neutral form compatriot
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