- a person who lives on land
Origin of landsmanpartly via Yiddish from Middle High German lantsman, for earlier lantman from Old High German from lant, land + man, man a fellow countryman; compatriot
One who lives and works on land.
A fellow Jew who comes from the same district or town, especially in Eastern Europe.
Origin of landsmanYiddish from Middle High German lantsman countryman lant land ( from Old High German; see lendh- in Indo-European roots.) man man ( from Old High German; see man-1 in Indo-European roots.)
- The opposite of a seaman. A person who does not go to sea, who lacks the skills of a sailor or who is uncomfortable on ships or boats.
- (oil and gas industry) A person who negotiates leases, contracts and other business deals between producers and landowners.
- A fellow Jew who comes from the same district or town, especially in Eastern Europe
- Someone of a similar heritage or belief system
land's + -man. In meanings 3 and 4, influenced by Yiddish לאַנדסמאַן (landsman).