follow Dictionary.com

8 Wintry Words to Defrost Your Vocabulary

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.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for townsmen
  • After this, the townsmen appealed to the imperial court in vienna.
British Dictionary definitions for townsmen

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for townsman

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for townsmen

13
16
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with townsmen

Nearby words for townsmen