noun (plural countrymen or countrywomen)
- 1A person living or born in a rural area: he was a complete countryman, with a pronounced affinity with natureMore example sentences
farmer, farmhand, country dweller, country cousin, son/daughter of the soil; rustic, yokel, bumpkin, peasant, provincial; French paysan; Russian muzhik, kulak; Spanish campesino, paisano; Italian contadino, contadina; Egyptian fellah; Indian ryot• rare bucolic
- The birds concerned were raised on a farm at Hillborough; a true countryman born and bred raised them.
- Although she was born in the city, she had the countrywoman's knowledge of nature and she had an incredible selection of old cures and remedies passed on from her mother.
- As a person who likes rustic charm, these fruits reminded me of countrymen who are ignorant of the ways of the world.
- 2A person from the same country as someone else: they trust a fellow countrymanMore 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.