Hypertext Webster Gateway: "countryman"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Countryman \Coun"try*man\ (k[u^]n"tr[i^]-man), n.; pl.
{Countrymen} (-men).
1. An inhabitant or native of a region. --Shak.

2. One born in the same country with another; a compatriot;
-- used with a possessive pronoun.

In perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils
by mine own countrymen. --2 Cor. xi.

3. One who dwells in the country, as distinguished from a
townsman or an inhabitant of a city; a rustic; a
husbandman or farmer.

A simple countryman that brought her figs. --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: a man from your own country
2: a man who lives in the country and has country ways

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