nounchiefly • derogatory
- 1A person who lives in a town, especially as distinct from one who lives in the country: the movement of townies to the countryside is a threatMore 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 person who is a local resident in a university town, rather than a student: the beat cut through 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?
- 1.2British A loutish or aggressive young person: a gang of townies cornered one of his friends near the Museum GardensMore example sentences
- The problem is with groups of townies who clog up the shopping centre on a Saturday afternoon.
- There are more gangs of 'townies' hanging around Blackburn who are damaging surroundings and disturbing the peace, but do I see them being told to move?
- I didn't take a photo of the townie in a Burberry cap outside the Indian restaurant.
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 US English dictionary