landsman

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

land's +‎ -man. In meanings 3 and 4, influenced by Yiddish לאַנדסמאַן (landsman).

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Noun[edit]

landsman (plural landsmen)

  1. The opposite of a seaman. A person who does not go to sea, who lacks the skills of a sailor or who is uncomfortable on ships or boats.
  2. (oil and gas industry) A person who negotiates leases, contracts and other business deals between producers and landowners.
  3. A fellow Jew who comes from the same district or town, especially in Eastern Europe
  4. Someone of a similar heritage or belief system
  5. (obsolete, nautical) A military rank given to naval recruits

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

land +‎ man

Noun[edit]

landsman c

  1. a compatriot, a countryman

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