Meaning of “countrywoman” in the English Dictionary

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"countrywoman" in British English

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countrywomannoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkʌn.triˌwʊm.ən/ us /ˈkʌn.triˌwʊm.ən/ plural -women uk /-wɪmɪn/ us

Examples from literature

  • English countrywomen have pretty strong nerves. 
  • If he'd married one of his own countrywomen, the other things wouldn't have been equal. 
  • Really, major, you don't seem to understand this boasted liberty of your own countrywoman. 
  • We do not even know whether she is a countrywoman of ours, or an Englishwoman, or a German. 
  • What, little Mary turned Tory on my hands?—This will be fine news for our countrywoman to carry down to Scotland! 

(Definition of “countrywoman” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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