Definition of countrywoman in English:



  • 1A woman living or born in a rural area.

    ‘she was a countrywoman through and through’
    • ‘After the usual preliminaries a smiling countrywoman appeared, bearing a platter on which nestled a large sea bass in a bed of tinder-dry brushwood.’
    • ‘She has a house in Mayfair, but no enthusiasm for London: she is a countrywoman at heart.’
    • ‘A month or two back one of the Sunday papers had an article about a countrywoman who went to extremes to pay for her daughter's riding lessons.’
    • ‘The former wife of a racehorse trainer, a countrywoman through and through, says she's now thinking of moving away.’
    • ‘Madame Cholet, a kindly countrywoman who lived in the neighbouring house, knitted her woolly socks to keep her feet warm during pruning.’
    • ‘The work of a humble but devout countrywomen with considerable artistic talent, they provide a unique glimpse into traditional Ethiopian life and labor.’
    • ‘She has firsthand impressions of a young country woman experiencing life in a bedsit in the big city, savouring her freedom and coping with the difficulties.’
    • ‘As a country woman many of her articles reflected that background, recalling old times and customs.’
    • ‘His wife is similarly developed little beyond the feisty, lusty, rosy-cheeked and wide-hipped countrywoman you might expect to find in a work by Hogarth.’
    • ‘As this simple countrywoman puts it, ‘Like we were standing on a lake of ice that was turning to fire right under our feet.’’
    • ‘The queen is very much a country woman: she likes horses and dogs, as she has often made clear.’
    compatriot, fellow citizen, fellow national, fellow countrywoman
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  • 2A woman from the same country as someone else.

    ‘Simpson and her fellow countrywomen head to Perth’
    • ‘In that respect he is very different from his countrywoman, who won the women's 100m minutes earlier and is now going for a five-gold haul later this week.’
    • ‘Most are probably unaware that one of their countrywomen is considered the most beautiful in the world.’
    • ‘Deprived of their countrywomen's company all week while they work in isolation, Sunday is their chance to socialize.’
    • ‘With millions of Indians tuning in for live broadcasts of international competitions featuring their countrywomen, the pageant scene is an advertiser's dream.’
    • ‘Her fellow Italian countrywoman is reticent about providing the child with help and seems backward in her conduct.’
    • ‘Her countrywoman, who published The Female Eunuch in 1970, had already whetted the appetite for work by women.’
    • ‘Good to see they're supporting their fellow countrywoman.’
    • ‘One Indian news agency even tracked the flight so it could tell readers the exact minute they could wave to the skies to hail their countrywoman.’
    • ‘Remarkably, she was back later that day to play her top-seeded countrywoman in the final.’
    • ‘But her fellow countrywoman was following a different race plan that allowed her to maintain boat speed for longer.’
    farmer, farmhand, country dweller, country cousin, daughter of the soil
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