Definition of townsman in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈtounzmən/

noun (plural townsmen)

A male resident of a particular town or city.
Example sentences
  • Old man, the orchard keeper you work for is no townsman.
  • But your major characters are a dumb, vain young king; a big, dumb townsman; a huge, dumb, evil sidekick who likes to cook; and one evil old bag who seems to have escaped from a natural history museum.
  • Van Mander characterized Lucas van Leyden, Rembrandt's most famous townsman, after whose self-portrait Rembrandt modeled his own, as the great master driven by lust.

Words that rhyme with townsman

groundsman, groundsmen, roundsman, roundsmen, townsmen

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: towns·man

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.