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countryman Line breaks: coun¦try|man
Pronunciation: /ˈkʌntrɪmən/

Definition of countryman in English:

noun (plural countrymen)

1A man living or born in a rural area: he was a complete countryman, with a pronounced affinity with nature
More example sentences
  • The birds concerned were raised on a farm at Hillborough; a true countryman born and bred raised them.
  • As a person who likes rustic charm, these fruits reminded me of countrymen who are ignorant of the ways of the world.
  • Perhaps the old countryman had an idea when he said: ‘Farmers should suck their own blood and cut out the supermarkets altogether.’
farmer, farmhand, country dweller, country cousin, son/daughter of the soil;
French paysan;
Russian muzhik, kulak;
Spanish campesino, paisano;
Italian contadino, contadina;
Egyptian  fellah;
Indian  ryot
Irish informal culchie, bogman
North American informal hayseed, hick, hillbilly, rube, schlub
Australian informal bushy, ocker
archaic swain, hind, kern, carl, churl, cottier
rare bucolic
2A person from the same country as someone else: they trust a fellow countryman
More example sentences
  • 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.
compatriot, fellow citizen, fellow national, fellow countryman/countrywoman

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