from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fellow-townsman.
- n. An interpreter.
- n. A townsman; specifically, a citizen of a town as distinguished from a member of a college situated within its limits.
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- n. resident of a college town not affiliated with the college
Sorry, no etymologies found.
I had pictured the War hitherto in the words: "Towny, bayonet me!".
He fell, and, losing all sense of distinction, forgetting that I was his officer, he stretched out his arms towards me in a sort of half-conscious way, and cried: 'Towny, bayonet me!'
A safari, under Hassani and Ebed, arrived with news of great mortality by cholera (Towny), at Zanzibar, and my “brother,” whom I conjecture to be Dr. Kirk, has fallen.
• Towny Tirolean village, with lots of upmarket hotels
Hermione - Towny - Not at all, don't worry about it, dear.
He leaned into Towny Tripp’s office and his heart stopped beating, for his best friend and most trusted aide had clearly flown the coop, leaving behind an empty desk and ravaged files.
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