Definition of countrywoman in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkəntrēˌwo͝omən/

noun (plural countrywomen)

1A woman from the same country or region as someone else: thousands turned out to welcome home their countrywoman a fellow countrywoman from Ohio
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  • But her fellow countrywoman was following a different race plan that allowed her to maintain boat speed for longer.
  • With millions of Indians tuning in for live broadcasts of international competitions featuring their countrywomen, the pageant scene is an advertiser's dream.
  • Deprived of their countrywomen's company all week while they work in isolation, Sunday is their chance to socialize.
2A woman living or born in a rural area: she was a countrywoman through and through
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  • The work of a humble but devout countrywomen with considerable artistic talent, they provide a unique glimpse into traditional Ethiopian life and labor.
  • As this simple countrywoman puts it, ‘Like we were standing on a lake of ice that was turning to fire right under our feet.’
  • A month or two back one of the Sunday papers had an article about a countrywoman who went to extremes to pay for her daughter's riding lessons.

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Syllabification: coun·try·wom·an

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