A fellow Jew who comes from the same district or town, especially in Eastern Europe.
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).
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