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country +‎ -man


  • IPA(key): /ˈkʌntɹimən/
  • Hyphenation: coun‧try‧man


countryman (plural countrymen, feminine countrywoman, neutral countryperson)

  1. Somebody from a certain country.
  2. Somebody from one's own country; a fellow countryman; compatriot.
    • 1599 (first performance), William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Iulius Cæsar”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies [] (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act III, scene ii], page 121, column 2:
      Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ears: / I come to bury Cæſar, not to praiſe him:
    • 2014 June 22, Tim Carvell, Josh Gondelman, Dan Gurewitch, Jeff Maurer, Ben Silva, Will Tracy, Jill Twiss, Seena Vali, Julie Weiner, “Dr. Oz and Nutritional Supplements”, in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, season 1, episode 8, John Oliver (actor), Warner Bros. Television, via HBO:
      You don’t need to wait. Here, there she is. There, there she is right now, embodying the harsh irony that is her existence, because at that moment next week, she will be a queen with fake power visiting a fake kingdom which arguably has more impact on the lives of her countrymen than she does.
  3. A country dweller, especially a follower of country pursuits.
  4. (Ireland, traveller) A settled person, as opposed to a traveller.

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