Definition of countryman in English:



  • 1A person from the same country or region as someone else.

    ‘she followed in the tradition of her countrymen’
    ‘they trust a fellow countryman’
    • ‘However, many of his fellow countrymen detested him with just as much passion.’
    • ‘Many of us also have more in common with our fellow countrymen than with events in a far off country.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, the behavior of a few scumbags reflects on their country and countrymen.’
    • ‘Making the comments showed a great deal of insensitivity to your fellow countrymen, and a lack of foresight of the repercussions of such statements.’
    • ‘Last month he caused a stir among his countrymen when he called for universal access to antiretroviral drugs.’
    • ‘There can be absolutely no valid reason why my countrymen do not take pride in keeping their country clean.’
    • ‘A quarter of his countrymen depend on coffee for a living.’
    • ‘British men look in the mirror and they like what they see, according to a poll of more than 2,000 of our self-confident countrymen.’
    • ‘Not all of his fellow countrymen, however, are impressed.’
    • ‘I've never been as ashamed of my fellow countrymen as I was when I read this story.’
    • ‘Have you ever wondered how stupid some of your fellow countrymen and women are?’
    • ‘So brothers, sisters, countrymen, join me and sing with your hearts.’
    • ‘When the war broke they flocked to help the South while their fellow countrymen flocked to the Northern armies.’
    • ‘All right, say his defenders, how many of his fellow countrymen could do better?’
    • ‘Here, the exiled speaker asks a fellow countryman if the same pleasant breeze blows across the borders.’
    • ‘How can someone like me pretend to know what life was and is like for the worst-off of my fellow countrymen?’
    • ‘The views of this writer are not necessarily those of her fellow countrymen / women’
    • ‘But how different everything becomes when our own countrymen are the wrongdoers.’
    • ‘Currently his countrymen have the lowest opinion of the EU and least confidence in it of all 25 member states.’
    • ‘They kindled the fire of hatred in the young and innocent minds of the new generation against a particular section of their countrymen.’
    compatriot, fellow citizen, fellow national, fellow countrywoman
    compatriot, fellow citizen, fellow national, fellow countryman
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  • 2A man living or born in a rural area.

    ‘he was a complete countryman, with a pronounced affinity with nature’
    • ‘The birds concerned were raised on a farm at Hillborough; a true countryman born and bred raised them.’
    • ‘A countryman at heart, he was nevertheless fascinated and appalled by the urban condition.’
    • ‘The man in charge is a countryman through and through, who enjoys getting the country message across to visitors.’
    • ‘It's a countryman's broadside against misguided townie sentiment, and proof that the turkey industry is far from black-and-White.’
    • ‘Perhaps the old countryman had an idea when he said: ‘Farmers should suck their own blood and cut out the supermarkets altogether.’’
    • ‘As a person who likes rustic charm, these fruits reminded me of countrymen who are ignorant of the ways of the world.’
    • ‘I still like the story of the time when an old countryman met a bureaucrat down a country lane.’
    • ‘I'm proud of what I do, I'm a countryman.’
    • ‘Micah, a simple countryman, was a native of a very poor village.’
    • ‘His oppressive office compelled the countrymen to bring their articles to market.’
    farmer, farmhand, country dweller, country cousin, son of the soil
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