[kuh m-pey-tree-uh t or, esp. British, -pa-] /kəmˈpeɪ tri ət or, esp. British, -ˈpæ-/

a native or inhabitant of one’s own country; fellow countryman or countrywoman.
of the same country.
a fellow countryman

1610s, from French compatriote (16c.), from Latin compatriota, from com- “with” (see com-) + patriota “countryman” (see patriot).


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