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also town·y  (tou′nē)
n. pl. town·ies Informal
A permanent resident of a town, especially a resident of a college town who is academically unaffiliated with the local college or university.
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(ˈtaʊnɪ) or


1. a permanent resident in a town, esp as distinct from country dwellers or students
2. (Peoples) a young working-class person who dresses in casual sports clothes
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(ˈtaʊ ni)

n., pl. town•ies or town•ees.
Informal. a resident of a town, esp. a nonstudent resident of a college town.
[1850–55, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.townie - resident of a college town not affiliated with the collegetownie - resident of a college town not affiliated with the college
towner, townsman - a resident of a town or city
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[ˈtaʊni] n (British)citadin(e) m/ftown meeting n (US) assemblée générale des habitants d'une localitétown plan n (= map) → plan m de villetown planner n (British)urbaniste mftown planning n (British)urbanisme m
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[ˈtaənɪ] n (Brit) (fam) → persona di città
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While the smoking may have moved outside, and a few things inside have been re-arranged, the hard-drinking townie bar that has persevered for generations still commands its end of the Strip with an attitude that remains largely unchanged.
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Er ei fod yn "townie" mae sawl aelod o'i deulu yn ffermio.
Er ei fod yn 'townie' mae sawl aelod o'i deulu yn ffermio.
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