Definition of Townspeople

1. Noun. The people living in a municipality smaller than a city. "The whole town cheered the team"

Exact synonyms: Town, Townsfolk
Generic synonyms: Municipality
Specialized synonyms: Borough



Definition of Townspeople

1. n. The inhabitants of a town or city, especially in distinction from country people; townsfolk.

Definition of Townspeople

1. Noun. (plural of townsman and townswoman) The population or inhabitants of a village, town or city ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Townspeople

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Townspeople

townpeople
towns
townscape
townscapes
townselike
townsfolk
townsful
township
townships
townsite
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townskip
townskips
townsman
townsmen
townspeople (current term)
townswoman
townswomen
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townwear
townwide
towny
towpath
towpaths
towplane
towplanes
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towropes
tows

Literary usage of Townspeople

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1. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine by Roy J. Friedman Mark Twain Collection (Library of Congress) (1913)
"If we wish to understand the charm of the tranquil life of the provinces, we must visit some of the townspeople of Nemours, should follow yonder stout ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"The townspeople of D however, imperfectly informed as they now were, continued to behave in a not totally discreditable manner. There were parties for and ..."

3. The Transvaal War, 1880-81 by Blanche St. John Moschzisker Bellairs, Lady Bellairs (1885)
"By nine o'clock an excited 'crowd of —- armed volunteers and townspeople thronged the of the market-square, the feeling being strongly expressed people that ..."

4. English Rule in Gascony, 1199-1295: With Special Reference to the Towns by Frank Burr Marsh (1912)
"Concessions to the townspeople. Loans of the Colombines to the king. ... Continued loans by townspeople. HENRY, who had never acquiesced in the loss of ..."

5. Town Life in the Fifteenth Century by Alice Stopford Green (1894)
"CHAPTER V THE townspeople No dispute has raged more fiercely in this century, not only in England but throughout Europe, than the dispute as to what ..."

6. Native Writings in Massachusett by Ives Goddard, Kathleen Joan Bragdon (1988)
"He cares for Jonathan Sumarian, (and) he has already taken him to his house, that is to the house where Elisha Amos lives. We, the townspeople of ..."

7. The Spanish Settlements Within the Present Limits of the United States, 1513 by Woodbury Lowery (1901)
"... work unobtrusively the will of his Master and win his martyr crown. His story is soon told. Fray Luis was at first gladly received by the townspeople. ..."

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