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coun·try·man

 (kŭn′trē-mən)
n.
1. A person from one's own country; a compatriot.
2. A native or inhabitant of a particular country.
3. A man who lives in the country or has country ways.

countryman

(ˈkʌntrɪmən)
n, pl -men
1. a person who lives in the country
2. a person from a particular country or from one's own country (esp in the phrase fellow countryman)
ˈcountryˌwoman fem n gender-neutral form compatriot

coun•try•man

(ˈkʌn tri mən)

n., pl. -men.
1. a native or inhabitant of one's own country.
2. a native or inhabitant of a particular region.
3. a person who lives in the country.
[1275–1325]
usage: See -man.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.countryman - a man from your own countrycountryman - a man from your own country    
compatriot - a person from your own country
2.countryman - a man who lives in the country and has country ways
rustic - an unsophisticated country person

countryman

noun
1. compatriot, fellow citizen He beat his fellow countryman in the final.
2. yokel, farmer, peasant, provincial, hick (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), rustic, swain, hillbilly, bucolic, country dweller, hayseed (U.S. & Canad. informal), clodhopper (informal), husbandman, cockie (N.Z.), (country) bumpkin He had the red face of a countryman.

countryman

noun
A person who is from one's own country:
Translations
مُواطِن، مُواطنـه
krajanrodák
landsmand
földi
landi
landsmanlandsmaninna

countryman

[ˈkʌntrɪmən] N (countrymen (pl))
1. (= rural dweller) → hombre m del campo, campesino m
2. (= fellow-countryman) → compatriota mf

countryman

[ˈkʌntrimən] n
(= compatriot) → compatriote m
(= country dweller) → habitant m de la campagne, campagnard mcountry music ncountry m or f, musique f countrycountry of origin npays m d'origine

countryman

[ˈkʌntrɪmən] n (-men (pl)) (compatriot) → compatriota m, connazionale m; (country dweller) → campagnolo

country

(ˈkantri) plural ˈcountries noun
1. any of the nations of the world; the land occupied by a nation. Canada is a larger country than Spain.
2. the people of a country. The whole country is in agreement with your views.
3. (usually with the) districts where there are fields, moors etc as opposed to towns and areas with many buildings. a quiet holiday in the country; (also adjective) country districts.
4. an area or stretch of land. hilly country.
country dance
a (style of) dance in which partners are arranged in parallel lines.
ˈcountrymanfeminine ˈcountrywoman noun
a person born in the same country as another. Churchill and Chamberlain were fellow countrymen.
ˈcountryside noun
country areas. the English countryside.
References in classic literature ?
He never spoke of himself, and no one ever knew that in his native city he had been a man much honored and esteemed for learning and integrity, till a countryman came to see him.
The Bohemian family, grandmother told me as we drove along, had bought the homestead of a fellow countryman, Peter Krajiek, and had paid him more than it was worth.
Satisfied with her examination, she left him, with a slight expression of pleasure, and proceeded to practise the same trying experiment on her delinquent countryman.
In a countryman, this sudden flame of friendship would have seemed far too premature, a thing to be much distrusted; but in this simple savage those old rules would not apply.
A young friend of Szedvilas', recently come from abroad, had become a clerk in a store on Ashland Avenue, and he narrated with glee a trick that had been played upon an unsuspecting countryman by his boss.
Defarge refreshed himself with a draught of wine--but, he took less than was given to the stranger, as being himself a man to whom it was no rarity--and stood waiting until the countryman had made his breakfast.
At present, if we indeed journey to Ashby-de-la-Zouche, we do so with my noble neighbour and countryman Athelstane of Coningsburgh, and with such a train as would set outlaws and feudal enemies at defiance.
When the old witch heard of the fine salad she wanted to eat it, and said, 'Dear countryman, just let me taste the wonderful salad.
Very well, my dear sir, you are the prisoner of a fellow countryman.
Dudley came behind, with a downcast look, dreading, as well he might, to meet the indignant gaze of the people, who beheld him, their only countryman by birth, among the oppressors of his native land.
I'm not this countryman, you may tell by my tongue, sir.
I was aboard of one of Rodney’s fleet, dye see, about the time we licked De Grasse, Mounsheer Lor Quaw’s countryman, there; and the wind was here at the south’ard and east'ard; and I was below, mixing a toothful of hot stuff for the captain of marines, who dined, dye see, in the cabin, that there very same day; and I suppose he wanted to put out the captain’s fire with a gun-room ingyne; and so, just as I got it to my own liking, after tasting pretty often, for the soldier was difficult to please, slap came the foresail agin’ the mast, whiz went the ship round on her heel, like a whirligig.