landsman

1
[landz-muh n]

noun, plural lands·men.

Also landman. a person who lives or works on land.
an inexperienced sailor or one who has not been to sea before.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. landskip,
  2. landsknecht,
  3. landslide,
  4. landslip,
  5. landsmaal,
  6. landsmanshaft,
  7. landsmål,
  8. landsteiner,
  9. landsteiner, karl,
  10. landsthing

Origin of landsman

1
before 1000 for sense “native”; Middle English landes man, londes man, Old English landes mann; see land, 's1, -man

Usage note

See -man.

landsman

2
[lahnts-muh n]

noun, plural lands·leit [lahnts-lahyt] /ˈlɑnts laɪt/, English lands·men. Yiddish.

a person from the same town, geographical area, region, etc., as another; compatriot.
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British Dictionary definitions for landsman

landsman

1

noun plural -men

a person who works or lives on land, as distinguished from a seaman
a person with no experience at sea

noun plural -men

a Jewish compatriot from the same area of origin as another

Word Origin for landsman

from Yiddish

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