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compatriotnoun [C]

uk   /kəmˈpæt.ri.ət/  us   /kəmˈpeɪ.tri.ət/
formal a person who comes from the same country
US a friend or someone you work with
(Definition of compatriot from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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compatriotnoun [C]

 us   /kəmˈpeɪ·tri·ət/
a person who comes from your own country: This writer and several of her Russian compatriots now live in New York.
A compatriot is also a friend or someone you work with: After work, I went to dinner with some of my office compatriots.
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