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[tounz-pee-puh l] /ˈtaʊnzˌpi pəl/
plural noun
the inhabitants or citizenry of a town.
people who were raised in a town or city.
Also called townsfolk.
Origin of townspeople
First recorded in 1640-50; town + 's1 + people Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The first mob that marched out from Mcon to wreck the abbey was dispersed with firearms by the townspeople.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • The townspeople are envious of his strength, and make fun of him.

    Jewish Children Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
  • Outside the fort among the townspeople of lower degree it was, too, quite a holiday.

    Literary New York Charles Hemstreet
  • I think so, for he was greatly beloved by his townspeople of Seville.

  • Its personal graciousness has become so wedded with the lives of Senlis townspeople that they wish it good morning as they pass.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
British Dictionary definitions for townspeople


the inhabitants of a town; citizens
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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