Definition of landsman in English:

landsman

nounplural noun landsmen

  • 1A person unfamiliar with the sea or sailing.

    • ‘he dismissed the crossing with the usual landsman's casualness’
  • 2A fellow countryman.

    1. 2.1(in Jewish use) a Jewish person who emigrated, or whose family emigrated, from the same country as another.
      • ‘he was appointed as Rabbi of the shul of the Bialystok landsmen in New York’

Pronunciation

landsman

/ˈlan(d)zmən/ /ˈlæn(d)zmən/

Origin

Old English (in the sense ‘native of a particular country’): from land + man.