country man

countryman

[kuhn-tree-muhn]
noun, plural countrymen.
1.
a native or inhabitant of one's own country.
2.
a native or inhabitant of a particular region.
3.
a person who lives in the country.
4.
an unsophisticated person, as one who lives in or comes from a rural area; rustic.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English contre man. See country, man1


1. compatriot, fellow citizen, landsman. 3. rustic, farmer, peasant.


1. foreigner.


See -man.
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countryman (ˈkʌntrɪmən)
 
n , pl -men
1.  a person who lives in the country
2.  a person from a particular country or from one's own country (esp in the phrase fellow countryman)
 
'countrywoman
 
fem n

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