Compatriot meaning

kəm-pātrē-ət, -ŏt
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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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A person from one's own country.
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A colleague.
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A fellow countryman.
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A colleague.
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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