Landsman meaning

lăndzmən
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A fellow Jew who comes from the same district or town, especially in Eastern Europe.
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One who lives and works on land.
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A fellow Jew who comes from the same district or town, especially in Eastern Europe.
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Someone of a similar heritage or belief system.
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A person who lives on land.
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A fellow countryman; compatriot.
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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.
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(oil and gas industry) A person who negotiates leases, contracts and other business deals between producers and landowners.
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Origin of landsman

  • Yiddish from Middle High German lantsman countryman lant land (from Old High German lendh- in Indo-European roots) man man (from Old High German man-1 in Indo-European roots)

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

  • land's +‎ -man. In meanings 3 and 4, influenced by Yiddish לאַנדסמאַן (landsman).

    From Wiktionary