Definition of countryman in English:

countryman

Line breaks: coun¦try|man
Pronunciation: /ˈkʌntrɪmən
 
/
(or countrywoman)

noun (plural countrymen or countrywomen)

  • 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.
    Synonyms
    compatriot, fellow citizen, fellow national, fellow countryman/countrywoman

More definitions of countryman

Definition of countryman in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skəʊʃ
noun
a small amount; a little