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I searched on Internet for country fellows, but I couldn't find definition. What is the origin and the real meaning of country fellows?

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You don't mean "fellow countrymen"? –  Pekka 웃 Mar 5 '11 at 22:34
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What is the context of the phrase? –  Neil Fein Mar 6 '11 at 1:26
    
No, I didn't mean "fellow countrymen". does this phrase have a double meaning? because i heard it in a bad context. if a guy did something unnatural they call him with pity. –  Mahesh Mar 6 '11 at 2:46
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This question can't be answered definitively without more (read: at least an inkling of) context, but my first thought was country fellows as opposed to city folk -- i.e. this might be a different way of saying country bumpkins. –  Marthaª Mar 6 '11 at 4:39

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The most common meaning is people (friends) from the same country (nation).

Due to the multiple meanings of both country and fellows, it could take other meanings in certain situations. Country could be a nation, it could be the countryside i.e. non-urban regions, or it could be the music style Country and Western. Fellows could mean friends, but also just a group of persons. There is for example a Country and Western band called Country Fellows.

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As adjective, fellow means "being of the same kind, group, occupation, society, or locality".

They urged the troops not to fire on their fellow citizens.

Fellows can be used as noun to mean "who is of the same kind, group, occupation, society or locality".
Informally, fellow means also "man or boy".

[Example taken from the New Oxford American Dictionary.]

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I can understand both country and fellow separately. In my region "country fellow" is used in a "bad" sense of context. both are good meaning but when combined i don't know why it gives a bad meaning :( –  Mahesh Mar 6 '11 at 2:49
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@mahesh: When used in a derogatory way, it means people from the countryside, and implies that people from the city would be more sophisticated. –  Guffa Mar 7 '11 at 6:20

There appears to be a band by this name; in that context it probably means "fellows from the country", i.e. men or friends from the countryside. This probably refers to Country music.

Other than that, I think this word is only used by non-native speakers, as a variation of "fellow countrymen": I do not believe this to be an actual native English word or expression. I have only found it on foreign websites whose English was of questionable quality.

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As the band is a Country & Western band, I think that Country in it's name primally refers to the music style. –  Guffa Mar 7 '11 at 6:16
    
@Gufa: You're absolutely right! I should have mentioned that. It's just that I am not a particular fan of the genre... –  Cerberus Mar 7 '11 at 11:45

People from the same country or community are called country fellows.

This is similar to class fellows for people that attended the same school.

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