countryman

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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 ?
Very far from it, my dear Miss Monson--as far as possible--I am the last man to decry my beautiful countrywomen, who are second to no others in appearance, certainly; if they do not dress as richly, it is because they do not need it.
Both the English and Americans seem to me handsomer, as a whole, than my own countrywomen.
Like Betts, I will not decry my countrywomen, but I shall protest against the doctrine of their having ALL the beauty in the world.
Indeed we would, for certain causes, advise those of our male readers who have any hearts, to read no farther, were we not well assured, that how amiable soever the picture of our heroine will appear, as it is really a copy from nature, many of our fair countrywomen will be found worthy to satisfy any passion, and to answer any idea of female perfection which our pencil will be able to raise.
When the day of my trial came, the court was thronged by my lovely countrywomen, who stood up panting in the crowd and crushing their beautiful dresses, rather than miss the pleasure of seeing the dear Rogue in the dock.
In short, it is such an admirable thing that Mademoiselle Hortense can't forget it; but at meals for days afterwards, even among her countrywomen and others attached in like capacity to the troop of visitors, relapses into silent enjoyment of the joke--an enjoyment expressed, in her own convivial manner, by an additional tightness of face, thin elongation of compressed lips, and sidewise look, which intense appreciation of humour is frequently reflected in my Lady's mirrors when my Lady is not among them.
It would be hard to keep your model republics going, without the countrymen and countrywomen of those two labourers.
I won't deny that, other things being equal, I should prefer one of my own countrywomen.
Though she was now fifty-seven years old, and her lifetime of vigorous household work ought now to be rewarded with well-earned repose, she was incessantly employed in knitting her husband's stockings and her own, and those of an uncle, just as her countrywomen knit them, moving about the room, talking, pacing up and down the garden, or looking round the kitchen to watch what was going on.
He stressed the leading role of countrywomen through decades, since the pre-oil era to the present, saying that together with youth, they are the cornerstone of any development vision in the country.
The 20-year-old Chinese woman was said to be living with her two countrywomen and a 25-year-old Chinese tourist guide, who lived in a separate cubicle in the same flat at the China Cluster of Dubai International City.
The President is very conscious of the social implication of our countrymen and countrywomen going abroad to look for jobs, and so he would like to create more jobs in our country so that there will be no necessity for our countrymen to go abroad,' he told reporters.