transitive verb

: to cause to become urban
a pleasant little village rapidly being townified
: to stamp with the characteristics of the town or city or of urban life
the long townified dress she'd put onChristopher Isherwood

Word History


town + -ify

First Known Use

1798, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of townify was in 1798

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“Townify.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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