[ kuhn-tree-woom-uhn ]
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noun,plural coun·try·wom·en.
  1. a woman who is a native or inhabitant of one's own country.

  2. 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 For countrywoman

Is it countrywoman or countryperson? See -woman.

Words Nearby countrywoman Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use countrywoman in a sentence

  • The countrywoman was in dismay at being told that five hundred francs were owing for the last fortnight.

    Parisians in the Country | Honore de Balzac
  • I realised in a flash the profound contrast to that fellow-countrywoman of mine who had fascinated my attention on board the boat.

    Impressions And Comments | Havelock Ellis
  • The emphasis was that of a countrywoman, and amused some people notwithstanding the melodious tone in which it was uttered.

    That Affair Next Door | Anna Katharine Green