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1. A woman who is a resident of a town.
2. A woman who is a fellow resident of one's town.
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(ˈtaʊnzˌwʊm ən)

n., pl. -wom•en.
1. a female native or inhabitant of a town.
2. a female native or inhabitant of one's own or the same town.
usage: See -woman.
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[ˈtaʊnzwʊmən] N (townswomen (pl)) → ciudadana f; (as opposed to countrywoman) → habitante f de la ciudad
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4: Some relate that Chryseis was taken from Hypoplacian (6) Thebes, and that she had not taken refuge there nor gone there to sacrifice to Artemis, as the author of the "Cypria" states, but was simply a fellow townswoman of Andromache.
Our congratulations went to Karen Moore (Sedgley 'E' Guild) who won Townswoman of the Year, the National Bake Off competition and the best decorated tea towel.
Four-foot tall Ruth Duccini travelled to Hollywood in 1938 aged 20 with a troupe of performing midgets to appear in the classic film as a Munchkin townswoman.