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townie

noun town·ie \ˈtau̇-nē\

Simple Definition of townie

  • : 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

Full Definition of townie

plural townies

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

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>



1852

First Known Use of townie

1852

Variants of townie

or towny play \ˈtau̇-nē\

Rhymes with townie


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