noun \ˈta-nē\

: a person who lives in a town or city

: a person who lives in a town that has a college or university but does not work at or attend the school

plural townies

Full Definition of TOWNIE

:  townsman; especially :  a permanent inhabitant of a town as distinguished from a member of another group (as the academic community)

Variants of TOWNIE

town·ie or towny \ˈta-nē\

Examples of TOWNIE

  1. fights between townies and college kids
  2. <the townies are dismayed that all the venerable manses around the village green are being bought as vacation homes by rich interlopers>

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