townify

transitive verb

town·​i·​fy
ˈtau̇nəˌfī
-ed/-ing/-es
1
: to cause to become urban
a pleasant little village rapidly being townified
2
: to stamp with the characteristics of the town or city or of urban life
the long townified dress she'd put on Christopher Isherwood

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/townify. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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