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[tounz-fohk] /ˈtaʊnzˌfoʊk/
plural noun
1730-40; town + 's1 + folk Unabridged
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  • 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.
  • Local townsfolk regarded her as a beautiful neighbor and waved.
  • The town stages an annual festival and townsfolk trek out to carol at its base.
  • And he begins squiring her for walks along the local lanes, to the chagrin of the nosy townsfolk.
  • They often entertained the townsfolk with trained animals.
  • The train coming to town was a major event of that era, and as it rolled out again the townsfolk were left awestruck in its wake.
  • Find out about what the townsfolk did about it here.
British Dictionary definitions for townsfolk


the inhabitants of a town; citizens
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