nounchiefly • derogatory
- 1A person who lives in a town (used especially with reference to their supposed lack of familiarity with rural affairs).More example sentences
- The 1960s were full of ballrooms of no chance, lacquered townies and long stepping country men who came looking for their hearts delights under fat Harvest moons.
- In Britain, we have townies and country folk, northerners and southerners, but Spain has 17 distinct regions, each with its own food, festivals and politics.
- I think at the moment the spin merchants and townies are trying to push the countryside that bit too far.
- 1.1A resident in a college town, rather than a student: any differences there might have been between townies and studentsMore example sentences
- Professors, students, and townies alike stood around us, sobbing silently at the destruction of the most beloved building on campus.
- Having conveniently forgotten our vows never to return, we showed off our still-attached limbs, teaching the mix of students and townies the art of disco-dancing.
- Would anyone suggest that the citizens of those towns - undergrads and townies alike - should submit all their local decisions to the U.S. Congress?
adjective(usually towny) Back to top
- Relating to or characteristic of a town: the bar’s got a great vibe, not too snobby and not too towny all the usual towny stuff is at the bottom of the hillMore example sentences
- In the eyes of the townie taxpayer, the image of the moaning farmer has long flourished.
- The bijou townie character of a lot of the new development is quite out of keeping with the historic character of the town.
- We have some townie friends coming to stay next week.
More definitions of townieDefinition of townie in:
- The British & World English dictionary