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[kuhn-tree-woo m-uh n] /ˈkʌn triˌwʊm ən/
noun, plural countrywomen.
a woman who is a native or inhabitant of one's own country.
a woman who lives in the country.
Origin of countrywoman
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English; see country, woman
Usage note
See -woman. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I was gone on that girl, and no joking; and I felt quite proud to think she was a countrywoman of mine.

    While the Billy Boils Henry Lawson
  • Good comrade, won't you do anything to help your own countrywoman?'

    Carmen Prosper Merimee
  • His countrywoman was the one adversary whom he never thought of cursing.

    The Missourian Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  • Either you are or are not in love with this countrywoman of yours.

  • The face of a countrywoman, no longer cold and disdainful, but innocent and gentle, rose up before him; and the struggle ended.

    The League of the Leopard Harold Bindloss
  • He eyed his countrywoman severely for an instant, then went on with his speech.

    Marjorie Dean Pauline Lester
  • But the foot-soldier would be a body without a soul, if he had no countrywoman.

    A Thousand Francs Reward Emile Gaboriau
  • But there was at least a chance of his falling in love with his own countrywoman.

    A Tar-Heel Baron Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
  • Madame Laurent received us with the most evident satisfaction, and introduced us forthwith to our countrywoman.

    Pelham, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • She guessed my thoughts, and said, smilingly, that it was a present from the countrywoman.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

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