countrywoman


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coun·try·wom·an

 (kŭn′trē-wo͝om′ən)
n.
1. A woman from one's own country; a compatriot.
2. A woman from a particular country.
3. A woman who lives in the country or has country ways.

coun•try•wom•an

(ˈkʌn triˌwʊm ən)

n., pl. -wom•en.
1. a woman who is a native or inhabitant of one's own country.
2. a woman who lives in the country.
[1400–50]
usage: See -woman.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.countrywoman - a woman who lives in the country and has country ways
rustic - an unsophisticated country person
2.countrywoman - a woman from your own country
compatriot - a person from your own country

countrywoman

noun
A person who is from one's own country:
Translations

countrywoman

[ˈkʌntrɪˌwʊmən] N (countrywomen (pl))
1. (= rural dweller) → campesina f
2. (= fellow-countrywoman) → compatriota f

countrywoman

[ˈkʌntriwʊmən] n
(= compatriot) → compatriote f
(= country dweller) → habitante f de la campagne, campagnarde f
References in classic literature ?
"Ah, ah!" said William to his dog, "it's easy to see that she is a countrywoman of yours, and that you recognise her."
She had better do the old countrywoman: the Cottager's wife; you had, indeed, Julia.
Which were the fittest eyes to inspect the papers of the deceased lady--the eyes of men and foreigners, or the eyes of her own countrywoman? Mercy's hesitation left her.
I would not have deserted my countrywoman anyhow, but indeed I had no desires in that direction.
What harm, I ask you, can there be in a man giving to his countrywoman a receipt for a new essence?
So the next week a countrywoman was brought from Hertford, or thereabouts, who was to take the child off our hands entirely for #10 in money.
They were wonderfully pretty eyes; and, indeed, Winterbourne had not seen for a long time anything prettier than his fair countrywoman's various features--her complexion, her nose, her ears, her teeth.
"In the first place, because I had spoken much of you to him, as you may believe; and in the second, because he delighted to see a countrywoman take so lively an interest in his success."
Dubai: A woman has been sentenced to three months in prison for biting off the lip of her countrywoman after a heated argument, a Dubai court has heard.
Taylor's opponent in the next round will be countrywoman Broady, who upset No.4 seed Lin Zhu 6-3 6-3.
"Ethiopian Zeineba Yimer was second, more than a minute after the winner in 1:08:07 while debutante Sandra Tuei Felis rounded off the podium in 1:08.14 with countrywoman Linet Masai further back, clocking 1:08:51 for fourth, and another Kenyan debutant, Caroline Chepkemoi, next in 1:09:13.
Medvedeva had set a world mark in the short program, and a few minutes later her countrywoman beat it.