Townspeople
Townspeople Towns"peo`ple, n. The inhabitants of a town or city, especially in distinction from country people; townsfolk. [1913 Webster]

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  • townspeople — (also townsfolk) ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ the people living in a particular town or city …   English terms dictionary

  • townspeople — [tounz′pē΄pəl] pl.n. 1. the people of a town 2. people brought up in a town or city, as distinguished from those brought up in the country …   English World dictionary

  • townspeople — [[t]ta͟ʊnzpiːp(ə)l[/t]] N PLURAL The townspeople of a town or city are the people who live there. Food shortages forced many townspeople into the country to grow their own food …   English dictionary

  • townspeople — towns|peo|ple [ˈtaunzpi:pəl] n also towns|folk [ fəuk US fouk] [plural] all the people who live in a particular town ▪ the proud townspeople of Semer Water …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • townspeople — also towns.folk noun (plural) 1 all the people who live in a particular town: the proud townspeople of Semer Water 2 people who live in towns and not in the country …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • townspeople — noun plural Date: 1648 1. the inhabitants of a town or city ; townsmen 2. town dwelling or town bred persons …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • townspeople — /townz pee peuhl/, n. pl. 1. the inhabitants or citizenry of a town. 2. people who were raised in a town or city. Also called townsfolk. [1640 50; TOWN + S1 + PEOPLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • townspeople — noun The population or inhabitants of a village, town or city Syn: denizens, townfolk, villagers Ant: countryfolk, bumpkins, hics …   Wiktionary

  • townspeople — Synonyms and related words: big city man, bourgeois, burgess, burgher, city dweller, city man, city slicker, exurbanite, oppidan, suburbanite, townee, towner, townfolk, townfolks, townsman, townswoman, urbanite, villager, villageress …   Moby Thesaurus

  • townspeople — towns|peo|ple [ taunz,pipl ] noun plural the people who live in a town or city …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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