[kuhn-tree-woo m-uh n]

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.

Origin of countrywoman

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

Usage note

See -woman. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for countrywoman

compatriot, national

Examples from the Web for countrywoman

Historical Examples of countrywoman

  • She guessed my thoughts, and said, smilingly, that it was a present from the countrywoman.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • Good comrade, won't you do anything to help your own countrywoman?'


    Prosper Merimee

  • Either you are or are not in love with this countrywoman of yours.

  • He eyed his countrywoman severely for an instant, then went on with his speech.

    Marjorie Dean

    Pauline Lester

  • But there was at least a chance of his falling in love with his own countrywoman.

    A Tar-Heel Baron

    Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton