Compatriot Definition

kəm-pātrē-ət, -ŏt
compatriots
noun
A fellow countryman.
Webster's New World
A person from one's own country.
American Heritage
A colleague.
Webster's New World
The definition of a compatriot is someone who either works with or is from the same place as another.
A coworker is an example of a compatriot.
Athletes on the same Olympic team are examples of compatriots.
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Synonyms:
paesanolandsmanpaisano (Spanish)paesano (Italian)nationalfellow citizenfellow countrywomanfellow-countrymancountrywomancountryman

Other Word Forms of Compatriot

Noun

Singular:
compatriot
Plural:
compatriots

Origin of Compatriot

  • French compatriote from Late Latin compatriōta Latin com- com- Late Latin patriōta countryman patriot

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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