noun, plural countrymen.
a native or inhabitant of one's own country.
a native or inhabitant of a particular region.
a person who lives in the country.
an unsophisticated person, as one who lives in or comes from a rural area; rustic.

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

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

1. foreigner.

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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)
fem n

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Example sentences
Despite profuse apologies from my fellow-countryman, our hostess refused to speak to him for several days.
The third had the look of a countryman-a vet, perhaps, or a small farmer.
Even to hear the voice of a countryman after not having seen one for many months is an exciting thing.
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