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n. Informal
Variant of townie.
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n, pl -nies
a variant spelling of townie
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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.towny - resident of a college town not affiliated with the collegetowny - resident of a college town not affiliated with the college
towner, townsman - a resident of a town or city
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