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townsman

[tounz-muh n] /ˈtaʊnz mən/
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
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English tūnesman fellow member of a township. See town, 's1, man1
Usage note
See -man.
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  • Usually a townsman built the pound after a vote at the town meeting sanctioned its construction.
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townsman

/ˈtaʊnzmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
an inhabitant of a town
2.
a person from the same town as oneself
Derived Forms
townswoman, noun:feminine
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