plural noun

1730–40; town + 's1 + folk Unabridged
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townspeople or townsfolk (ˈtaʊnzˌpiːpəl, ˈtaʊnzˌfəʊk)
the inhabitants of a town; citizens
townsfolk or townsfolk

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Example sentences
The only survivor was the ships monkey who was hung by the townsfolk.
Townsfolk lined the pavements in silence, in places three or four deep.
His friends now take his heavenly journey in stride, as do the townsfolk who
  have heard the tale for years now.
The right-wing townsfolk, artsy theater people and visiting hippies come across
  as the shallowest stereotypes.
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