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or town·ee, town·y

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noun Informal.
  1. a resident of a town, especially a nonstudent resident of a college town.
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Origin of townie

First recorded in 1820–30; town + -ie
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Related Words for townie

metropolitan, townie, urbanite

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Historical Examples of townie

  • Later on, even more was asked of the townie, and he rose to the demand.

    The Dop Doctor

    Clotilde Inez Mary Graves

  • A townie of mine was lost down this way, in a coalship that took fire at sea.

British Dictionary definitions for townie


townee (taʊˈniː)

noun mainly British informal, often derogatory
  1. a permanent resident in a town, esp as distinct from country dwellers or students
  2. a young working-class person who dresses in casual sports clothes
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