Definition of countryman in English:

countryman

Syllabification: coun·try·man
Pronunciation: /ˈkəntrēmən
 
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noun (plural countrymen)

  • 1British A person living or born in a rural area, especially one engaged in a typically rural occupation.
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    • The birds concerned were raised on a farm at Hillborough; a true countryman born and bred raised them.
    • Although she was born in the city, she had the countrywoman's knowledge of nature and she had an incredible selection of old cures and remedies passed on from her mother.
    • As a person who likes rustic charm, these fruits reminded me of countrymen who are ignorant of the ways of the world.
    Synonyms
    country dweller, country cousin, son/daughter of the soil, farmer; rustic, yokel, (country) bumpkin, peasant, provincial
    informal hayseed, hick, hillbilly, rube
    archaic swain
  • 2A person from the same country or region as someone else: she followed in the tradition of her countrymen they trust a fellow countryman
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    • When the war broke they flocked to help the South while their fellow countrymen flocked to the Northern armies.
    • Here, the exiled speaker asks a fellow countryman if the same pleasant breeze blows across the borders.
    • Many of us also have more in common with our fellow countrymen than with events in a far off country.
    Synonyms
    compatriot, fellow citizen

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