countrywoman

[ kuhn-tree-woo m-uh n ]
/ ˈkʌn triˌwʊm ən /

noun, plural coun·try·wom·en.

a woman who is a native or inhabitant of one's own country.
a woman who lives in the country.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. countrypeople,
  2. countryseat,
  3. countryside,
  4. countryside agency,
  5. countrywide,
  6. countship,
  7. county,
  8. county agent,
  9. county board,
  10. county borough

Origin of countrywoman

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at country, woman

Usage note

See -woman.

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