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landsman

[landz-muh n] /ˈlændz mən/
noun, plural landsmen.
1.
Also, landman. a person who lives or works on land.
2.
an inexperienced sailor or one who has not been to sea before.
Origin
1000
before 1000 for sense “native”; Middle English landes man, londes man, Old English landes mann; see land, 's1, -man
Usage note
See -man.

landsman

[lahnts-muh n] /ˈlɑnts mən/
noun, plural landsleit
[lahnts-lahyt] /ˈlɑnts laɪt/ (Show IPA).
English, landsmen. Yiddish.
1.
a person from the same town, geographical area, region, etc., as another; compatriot.
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British Dictionary definitions for landsmen

landsman1

/ˈlændzmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
a person who works or lives on land, as distinguished from a seaman
2.
a person with no experience at sea

landsman2

/ˈlændzmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
a Jewish compatriot from the same area of origin as another
Word Origin
from Yiddish
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Slang definitions & phrases for landsmen

kvetch

noun

: I am another kvetch when it comes to wind chimes/right in tune with the city medical spirit, which is basically one of kvetch

verb

To whine; complain; be consistently pessimistic: I know you know. I'm just kvetching/Dealing with a controversial idea of public importance, Mobil kvetched

[1960s+; fr Yiddish, literally ''squeeze, press'']


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