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[tounz-pee-puh l]
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plural noun
  1. the inhabitants or citizenry of a town.
  2. people who were raised in a town or city.
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Origin of townspeople

First recorded in 1640–50; town + 's1 + people
Also called townsfolk.
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Related Words for townsperson

voter, civilian, resident, national, settler, inhabitant, taxpayer, villager, dweller, commoner, aborigine, denizen, subject, householder, occupant, native, cosmopolite, burgher, burgess, townsperson

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townsfolk (ˈtaʊnzˌfəʊk)

  1. the inhabitants of a town; citizens
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