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[kuhn-tree-pee-puh l]
noun (used with a plural verb)
  1. countryfolk.
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Origin of countrypeople

First recorded in 1570–80; country + people
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for countrypeople

provincial, mountaineer, boor, farmer, hillbilly, hayseed, peasant, redneck, yokel, hick, rural

Examples from the Web for countrypeople

Historical Examples of countrypeople

  • We saw not their hue, but we recognized their cry as that of our countrypeople.

    Lippincott's Magazine, November 1885


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

    Dorothy and other Italian Stories

    Constance Fenimore Woolson

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

  • 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.

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