: of, relating to, or characteristic of a town or city or of the manners and style of urban life : appropriate for town or city : towny
the fabric … is definitely townishNew York Times Magazine
: having the outlook or manners of a city-bred person
always thought of myself as a townish character

Word History


Middle English townisch, from town + -isch -ish

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of townish was in the 15th century

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“Townish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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