Definition of countryman in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkəntrēmən/

noun (plural countrymen)

1A 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.
compatriot, fellow citizen
2A man living or born in a rural area: he was a complete countryman, with a pronounced affinity with nature
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  • 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.’
country dweller, country cousin, son/daughter of the soil, farmer;
rustic, yokel, (country) bumpkin, peasant, provincial
informal hayseed, hick, hillbilly, rube
archaic swain

Words that rhyme with countryman


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Syllabification: coun·try·man

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