Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

townsman

play
noun towns·man \ˈtau̇nz-mən\

Definition of townsman

  1. 1a :  a native or resident of a town or cityb :  an urban or urbane person

  2. 2 :  a fellow citizen of a town



Examples of townsman in a sentence

  1. <thousands of townsmen turned out to vote on the school budget>



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of townsman

before 12th century

Rhymes with townsman


Learn More about townsman


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up townsman? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

expressing little or no emotion

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ