Definition of countrywoman in English:



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

    ‘thousands turned out to welcome home their countrywoman’
    ‘a fellow countrywoman from Ohio’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘With millions of Indians tuning in for live broadcasts of international competitions featuring their countrywomen, the pageant scene is an advertiser's dream.’
    • ‘Good to see they're supporting their fellow countrywoman.’
    • ‘But her fellow countrywoman was following a different race plan that allowed her to maintain boat speed for longer.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Deprived of their countrywomen's company all week while they work in isolation, Sunday is their chance to socialize.’
    • ‘Remarkably, she was back later that day to play her top-seeded countrywoman in the final.’
    • ‘Her countrywoman, who published The Female Eunuch in 1970, had already whetted the appetite for work by women.’
    • ‘Her fellow Italian countrywoman is reticent about providing the child with help and seems backward in her conduct.’
    • ‘Most are probably unaware that one of their countrywomen is considered the most beautiful in the world.’
    compatriot, fellow citizen, fellow national, fellow countrywoman
    compatriot, fellow citizen, fellow national, fellow countryman
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  • 2A woman living or born in a rural area.

    ‘she was a countrywoman through and through’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Madame Cholet, a kindly countrywoman who lived in the neighbouring house, knitted her woolly socks to keep her feet warm during pruning.’
    • ‘As a country woman many of her articles reflected that background, recalling old times and customs.’
    • ‘The former wife of a racehorse trainer, a countrywoman through and through, says she's now thinking of moving away.’
    • ‘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 firsthand impressions of a young country woman experiencing life in a bedsit in the big city, savouring her freedom and coping with the difficulties.’
    • ‘The queen is very much a country woman: she likes horses and dogs, as she has often made clear.’
    • ‘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 work of a humble but devout countrywomen with considerable artistic talent, they provide a unique glimpse into traditional Ethiopian life and labor.’
    • ‘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.’
    farmer, farmhand, country dweller, country cousin, son of the soil
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