Definition of townsman
1a : a native or resident of a town or cityb : an urban or urbane person
2 : a fellow citizen of a town
Examples of townsman in a Sentence
thousands of townsmen turned out to vote on the school budget
Recent Examples of townsman from the Web
As his friend Carl Foreman sought help, Cooper was less like Will Kane and more like the townsman who first offers to stand with the marshal but then, when no one else joins the effort, backs out.
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First Known Use of townsman
before 12th century
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