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View synonyms for townie

townie

[ tou-nee ]

noun

, Informal.
, plural town·ies.
  1. a resident of a town, especially a nonstudent resident of a college town.


townie

/ taʊˈniː; ˈtaʊnɪ /

noun

  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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Word History and Origins

Origin of townie1

First recorded in 1820–30; town + -ie

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Example Sentences

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

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

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