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"compatriot" in British English

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compatriotnoun [C]

uk   /kəmˈpæt.ri.ət/  us   /-ˈpeɪ.tri-/
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.
(Definition of compatriot from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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