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compatriot

[kuh m-pey-tree-uh t or, esp. British, -pa-] /kəmˈpeɪ tri ət or, esp. British, -ˈpæ-/
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of one's own country; fellow countryman or countrywoman.
adjective
2.
of the same country.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Late Latin compatriōta. See com-, patriot
Related forms
compatriotic
[kuh m-pey-tree-ot-ik or, esp. British, -pa-] /kəmˌpeɪ triˈɒt ɪk or, esp. British, -ˌpæ-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
compatriotism, noun
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Examples for compatriot
  • He wants to feel a compatriot's nearness and affinity.
  • He had had no trainer and no compatriot with him when he came into the stadium, and he was still alone.
  • Defendant engaged the police officer, affording his compatriot an opportunity to escape.
  • Your compatriot is going to have the next time on here.
British Dictionary definitions for compatriot

compatriot

/kəmˈpætrɪət/
noun
1.
a fellow countryman
Derived Forms
compatriotic, adjective
compatriotism, noun
Word Origin
C17: from French compatriote, from Late Latin compatriōta; see patriot
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Word Origin and History for compatriot
n.

1610s, from French compatriote (16c.), from Latin compatriota, from com- "with" (see com-) + patriota "countryman" (see patriot).

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