Coun"try*man (k?n"tr?-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. 26.

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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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