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townspeople

[ tounz-pee-puhl ]
/ ˈtaʊnzˌpi pəl /
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plural noun
the inhabitants or citizenry of a town.
people who were raised in a town or city.
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Also called townsfolk.

Origin of townspeople

First recorded in 1640–50; town + 's1 + people
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British Dictionary definitions for townspeople

townspeople

townsfolk (ˈtaʊnzˌfəʊk)

/ (ˈtaʊnzˌpiːpəl) /

noun
the inhabitants of a town; citizens
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