townsfolk

plural noun
towns·​folk | \ ˈtau̇nz-ˌfōk How to pronounce townsfolk (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Turns out that after the Empire’s defeat, a ruthless mining operation arrived at Mos Pelgo, enslaving the townsfolk and spilling a lot of blood. Alex Kane, USA TODAY, "The Mandalorian is back—and it doesn't disappoint," 30 Oct. 2020 On Friday and Saturday nights the sidewalk would fill up with townsfolk stopping by to watch. Kevin Dayhoff, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Dayhoff: First television in Carroll County? Remembering the ‘thrilling days of yesteyear’," 9 Oct. 2020 However, after listening to stories of the local townsfolk, reconnecting with an old love, and accepting the guidance of an actual angel, Regina starts to have a change of heart. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Netflix Is Releasing 28 New Holiday TV Shows and Movies in 2020, so Get Jolly," 7 Oct. 2020 However, after listening to stories of the local townsfolk, reconnecting with an old love, and accepting the guidance of an actual angel, Regina starts to have a change of heart. Dan Snierson, EW.com, "Here are all the Netflix holiday movies, specials, and shows coming in 2020," 7 Oct. 2020 However, after listening to stories of the local townsfolk, reconnecting with an old love, and accepting the guidance of an actual angel (Parton), Regina starts to have a change of heart. Rick Porter, Billboard, "Boughs of Dolly: The Country Icon Will Star in & Produce Christmas Movie For Netflix," 29 Sep. 2020 Murphy and other townsfolk give the lion’s share of the credit for the party to O’Regan, who moved back to the Midwest a few years ago after a decade in New York City. Neal Justin, Star Tribune, "Ed Asner shows his spunk throughout three nights in small-town Minnesota," 13 Sep. 2020 Sure, there are townsfolk, sheriffs, old cowboys and lots of action. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, "Top 5 things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: Sept. 4-6," 3 Sep. 2020 Promotional posters plastered around town depict the event as a faceoff between two men, but in the imaginations of the townsfolk, the match has taken on gladiatorial proportions. Joan Gaylord, The Christian Science Monitor, "‘A Registry of My Passage upon the Earth’ is compassionate, wise," 11 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of townsfolk

1592, in the meaning defined above

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11 Nov 2020

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“Townsfolk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/townsfolk. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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townsfolk

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English Language Learners Definition of townsfolk

: the people who live in a town

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