[ toun-hohm ]

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Word History and Origins

Origin of townhome1

First recorded in 1975–80; town + home

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Example Sentences

As weeks passed, I peered out the back door of my townhome onto our roof deck, watching how my possible new friends reacted.

Earlier this year he went to the University City Planning Group to oppose the city’s attempt to allow for medium-density townhomes there, citing the congestion it would cause.

We’re buying office buildings in the suburbs that are being repurposed to townhomes.

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He said sheriff’s deputies searched the townhome after Reinoehl’s death.

This time, a man shot and killed three people—two men and a woman—and barricaded himself in his townhome for hours.

In September someone vandalized a townhome under construction.

In August a PlayStation and videogames were stolen from another townhome.

In December someone broke into a foreclosed townhome, stopped up a toilet and started the water running.

Last July a rental car was stolen from one townhome along with the car keys, which were inside on a dining room table.


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