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countryman Line breaks: coun¦try|man
Pronunciation: /ˈkʌntrɪmən/

Definition of countryman in English:

noun (plural countrymen)

1A man living or born in a rural area: he was a complete countryman, with a pronounced affinity with nature
More example sentences
  • 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.’
Synonyms
farmer, farmhand, country dweller, country cousin, son/daughter of the soil;
Frenchpaysan;
Russianmuzhik, kulak;
Spanishcampesino, paisano;
Egyptian fellah;
Indian ryot
Irish informalculchie, bogman
North American informalhayseed, hick, hillbilly, rube, schlub
Australian informalbushy, ocker
rarebucolic
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

Words that rhyme with countryman

countrymen

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