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
So, as far as Mexican officials like Peña Nieto are concerned, the goal is to keep their countrymen here — and keep them happy.Why Mexicans Are Enraged by Obama’s Big Tuesday Meeting | Ruben Navarrette Jr. | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
But for some reason that one quote touched a nerve with her fellow countrymen.
One group of British-born recruits to the so-called “Islamic State” has killed two Americans and one of their own countrymen.
A number of incoming gay Iranians want nothing to do with their fellow countrymen and reminders of the society they fled from.
Most countries take a special interest in their countrymen abroad.
These misfortunes culminated in an appeal to his countrymen for subscriptions on his behalf in the musical papers.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building | George Laing Miller
I looked upon the latter as half countrymen of mine, and we were soon very good friends.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
The claims of countrymen perishing for lack of knowledge, on those who know the truth, are strong.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
But he reminded his countrymen that a choice between dangers was sometimes all that was left to the wisest of mankind.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
As a general rule, those of each country generally took their meals separately with their own countrymen.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
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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