or town·ee, town·y

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Origin of townie

First recorded in 1820–30; town + -ie Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for townie

metropolitan, townie, urbanite

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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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