variants or towny
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as in native
a usually longtime resident of a locality the townies are dismayed that all the venerable manses around the village green are being bought as vacation homes by rich interlopers

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as in citizen
a person who lives in a town on a permanent basis the university board met with an association representing the townies to figure out a solution to the problems created by off-campus parties

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“Townie.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/townie. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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