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countrypeople

[ kuhn-tree-pee-puhl ]

noun

, (used with a plural verb)


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Word History and Origins

Origin of countrypeople1

First recorded in 1570–80; country + people

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Example Sentences

And the worst of it is my countrypeople seem to think it's the smart thing to go to them, which they do most indiscriminately.

The subject is a very sore one among my countrypeople, and your sudden mention of it upset me.

Fear of her father and her countrypeople had prevented her returning to her native Valley.

I said to my friend, 'They are not my countrypeople; they are South Americans.'

Old Sir John lies buried at Cuby, and the countrypeople talk of the last bearer of the name with bated breath.

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