townswoman

noun
towns·​wom·​an | \ ˈtau̇nz-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce townswoman (audio) \

Definition of townswoman

1 : a woman who is a native or resident of a town or city
2 : a woman born or residing in the same town or city as another

Examples of townswoman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The other is the drowning, under possibly suspicious circumstances, of a much-loved young townswoman, Ariel. Ellen Akins Washington Post, Star Tribune, 22 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of townswoman

1612, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Townswoman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/townswoman. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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