or town·ee, town·y


noun Informal.

a resident of a town, especially a nonstudent resident of a college town.

Origin of townie

First recorded in 1820–30; town + -ie



noun, plural town·ies. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for townies

metropolitan, townie, urbanite

British Dictionary definitions for townies


townee (taʊˈniː)

noun mainly British informal, often derogatory

a permanent resident in a town, esp as distinct from country dwellers or students
a young working-class person who dresses in casual sports clothes
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