plural nounsing. lands′man
fellow Jews; sometimes, specif., those from the same town or village in Europe as oneself
Origin of landsleitYiddish
Fellow Jews who come from the same district or town, especially in Eastern Europe.
Origin of landsleitYiddish landslayt from Middle High German lantsliute natives, compatriots lant land ; see landsman 2. liute pl. of liut person, people ( from Old High German; see leudh- in Indo-European roots.)