countrywoman
noun Date: 15th century 1. a woman who is a compatriot 2. a woman who is a resident of the country

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  • Countrywoman — Coun try*wom an ( w??m an), n.; pl. {Countrywomen} ( w?m ?n). A woman born, or dwelling, in the country, as opposed to the city; a woman born or dwelling in the same country with another native or inhabitant. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • countrywoman — [kun′trēwoom΄ən] n. pl. countrywomen [kun′trēwim΄in] 1. a woman who lives in the country 2. a woman of one s own country; compatriot …   English World dictionary

  • countrywoman — [[t]kʌ̱ntriwʊmən[/t]] countrywomen 1) N COUNT A countrywoman is a woman who lives in the country rather than in a city or a town. She had the slow, soft voice of a countrywoman. 2) N COUNT: usu poss N Your countrywomen are women from your own… …   English dictionary

  • countrywoman — UK [ˈkʌntrɪˌwʊmən] / US noun [countable] Word forms countrywoman : singular countrywoman plural countrywomen UK [ˈkʌntrɪˌwɪmɪn] / US 1) a woman who is from the same country as you 2) a woman who lives in the countryside …   English dictionary

  • countrywoman — /kun tree woom euhn/, n., pl. countrywomen. 1. a woman who is a native or inhabitant of one s own country. 2. a woman who lives in the country. [1400 50; late ME; see COUNTRY, WOMAN] Usage. See woman. * * * …   Universalium

  • countrywoman — noun a) A female compatriot b) A woman who lives in the country or has retained country ways …   Wiktionary

  • countrywoman — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A person who is from one s own country: compatriot, countryman, fellow citizen. See GROUP …   English dictionary for students

  • countrywoman — coun|try|wom|an [ˈkʌntriˌwumən] n plural countrywomen [ ˌwımın] BrE a woman who lives in the country rather than in a town or city …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • countrywoman — coun|try|wom|an [ kʌntri,wumən ] (plural coun|try|wom|en [ kʌntri,wımın ] ) noun count 1. ) a woman who is from the same country as you 2. ) a woman who lives in the countryside …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • countrywoman — irr. n. woman from the country; woman from one s own country …   English contemporary dictionary

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