A fellow citizen or national of a country: Stich defeated his compatriot Boris Becker in the quarterfinals
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- Currently, he has come back to his home country to help boost the national spirit of his compatriots.
- The two losers got to follow in the footsteps of their fellow compatriots by walking the plank.
- I can't claim to be a socialist if I'm not prepared to help my fellow compatriot when I can.
late 16th century: from French compatriote, from late Latin compatriota (translating Greek sumpatriōtēs), from com- 'together with' + patriota (see patriot).