Definition of countryman in English:

countryman

Line breaks: coun¦try|man
Pronunciation: /ˈkʌntrɪmən
 
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(or countrywoman)

noun (plural countrymen or countrywomen)

1A person 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.
  • 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.
Synonyms
farmer, farmhand, country dweller, country cousin, son/daughter of the soil; rustic, yokel, bumpkin, peasant, provincial; Frenchpaysan; Russianmuzhik, kulak; Spanishcampesino, paisano; Italiancontadino, contadina; Egyptianfellah; Indianryot
Irish informal culchie, bogman
North American informal hayseed, hick, hillbilly, rube, schlub
Australian informal bushy, ocker
rare bucolic
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

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