COMPATRIOT

compatriot

(noun) a person from your own country

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

compatriot (plural compatriots)

Somebody from one's own country.

Synonyms

• fellow citizen

• fellow countryman, fellow countrywoman

Adjective

compatriot (comparative more compatriot, superlative most compatriot)

Of the same country; having a common sentiment of patriotism.

Source: Wiktionary


Com*pa"tri*ot, n. Etym: [F. compatriote, LL. compatriotus; com- + patriota a native. See Patriot, and cf. Copatriot.]

Definition: One of the same country, and having like interests and feeling. The distrust with which they felt themselves to be regarded by their compatriots in America. Palfrey.

Com*pa"tri*ot, a.

Definition: Of the same country; having a common sentiment of patriotism. She [Britain] rears to freedom an undaunted race, Compatriot, zealous, hospitable, kind. Thomson.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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