townsman

[tounz-muhn]
noun, plural townsmen.
1.
a native or inhabitant of a town.
2.
a native or inhabitant of one's own or the same town.
3.
(in New England) a selectman.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English; Old English tūnesman fellow member of a township. See town, 's1, man1


See -man.
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townsman (ˈtaʊnzmən)
 
n , pl -men
1.  an inhabitant of a town
2.  a person from the same town as oneself
 
'townswoman
 
fem n

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Usually a townsman built the pound after a vote at the town meeting sanctioned its construction.
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