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landsman

1

[ landz-muhn ]

noun

, plural lands·men.
  1. Also a person who lives or works on land.
  2. an inexperienced sailor or one who has not been to sea before.


landsman

2

[ lahnts-muhn ]

noun

, Yiddish.
, plural lands·leit [lahnts, -lahyt], English lands·men.
  1. a person from the same town, geographical area, region, etc., as another; compatriot.

landsman

1

/ ˈlændzmən /

noun

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


landsman

2

/ ˈlændzmən /

noun

  1. a Jewish compatriot from the same area of origin as another
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Gender Note

See -man.
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Word History and Origins

Origin of landsman1

before 1000 for sense “native”; Middle English landes man, londes man, Old English landes mann; land, 's 1, -man
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Word History and Origins

Origin of landsman1

from Yiddish
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Example Sentences

There is no landsman in the ship now exposed to its dangers.

And yet they paused and looked about in quickened perception, with the clutch at the throat that takes the landsman on big waters.

Helped by pluck, I thought to myself, as I tried with my landsman's fancy to conjure up that perilous scene.

The officers were most friendly and did everything possible to make things comfortable for a landsman in their limited quarters.

He trusted to his Pilot, like the landsman in a storm; to his Father, as an infant in the dark.

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