Definition of townie
: townsman; especially : a permanent inhabitant of a town as distinguished from a member of another group (such as the academic community)
Examples of townie in a Sentence
fights between townies and college kids
the townies are dismayed that all the venerable manses around the village green are being bought as vacation homes by rich interlopers
Recent Examples of townie from the Web
Amid any number of skirmishes—neighbor against neighbor, tourist against townie, lobbyist against legislator—
Friendly tourists and townies can’t resist treating her like a celebrity while running their fingers through her unruly brown fur.
The brick-and-steel tasting room offers comfy church pews for sipping spirits and watching the Salida traffic on summer days, when the garage bay doors are raised and the townie cruiser bikes are stacked deep out front.
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First Known Use of townie
TOWNIE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of townie for English Language Learners
: 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
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