Definition of compatriot in English:

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compatriot

Pronunciation: /kəmˈpātrēət/

noun

A fellow citizen or national of a country: Stich defeated his compatriot Boris Becker in the quarterfinals
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
fellow countryman, fellow countrywoman, countryman, countrywoman, fellow citizen

Origin

Late 16th century: from French compatriote, from late Latin compatriota (translating Greek sumpatriōtēs), from com- 'together with' + patriota (see patriot).

Words that rhyme with compatriot

expatriate, patriot

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: com·pa·tri·ot

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