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Definition of Countryman


  1. An inhabitant or native of a region.
  2. One born in the same country with another; a compatriot; -- used with a possessive pronoun.
  3. One who dwells in the country, as distinguished from a townsman or an inhabitant of a city; a rustic; a husbandman or farmer.

Countryman Quotations

A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.
Benjamin Franklin

Who says Australia offers not a home for every poor Englishman, or any other countryman that finds his way to our shores? And what sort of thanks do we get for it?
Henry Lawson

Spanish alone was understood or spoken here; our friend, the countryman, stuck to us most nobly, he understood us not a bit better than the rest but saw that we were in distress and would not desert us.
George Grey
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Countryman Translations

countryman in Dutch is plattelander, boer, landman
countryman in German is Landwirt
countryman in Latin is paganus
countryman in Norwegian is bonde
countryman in Portuguese is compatriota
countryman in Spanish is compatriota
countryman in Swedish is lantman, landsman

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