townspeople

plural noun towns·peo·ple \ -ˌpē-pəl \
Updated on: 5 Feb 2018

Definition of townspeople

1 : the inhabitants of a town or city : townsmen
2 : town-dwelling or town-bred persons

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First Known Use of townspeople

1587


TOWNSPEOPLE Defined for English Language Learners

townspeople

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Definition of townspeople for English Language Learners

  • : the people who live in a town or city


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