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  1. a small town.
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Origin of townlet

First recorded in 1545–55; town + -let
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Examples from the Web for townlet

Historical Examples of townlet

  • They have metamorphosed a miserable mid-German townlet into a city of palaces.

    The Gaming Table: Its Votaries and Victims

    Andrew Steinmetz

  • Accompanied by 'Liza-Lu and the boy, she again ascended the little lane which secluded the church from the townlet.

  • He reached the top of the old road where it makes a sudden descent to the townlet, but she did not appear.

    The Well-Beloved

    Thomas Hardy

  • Tranent, too, a townlet subsisting upon collieries: how grimly commonplace!

  • A cottage which stood on a high slope above this townlet and its bay resounded one morning with the notes of a merry company.