from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal A permanent resident of a town, especially a resident of a college town who is academically unaffiliated with the local college or university.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person living in a university area who is not associated with the university.
- n. A person born and raised in an area of Massachusetts who is proud of his or her Irish-American community, culture, and heritage.
- n. A person who has moved from a town or city to a rural area.
- n. A person familiar with the town (urbanised centre of a city) and with going out on the town; a street-wise person.
- n. A chav.
- n. A working-class citizen in a metropolitan area.
- n. A person who lives in a city or town, or has an urban outlook.
Your humble e-scribbler, unrepentant townie that he is - the title townie bastard is already claimed - missed it completely as well.
I was what those who got the full university experience called a townie.
This will take a bit of work on your part because you don't need the crazy parents with two horny kids calling the townie police.
This presentation exhibits a carefully blended balance between historical provenance, cultural exploration, and "townie" pride.
The practice of equipping a "townie" with suspension forks, I know manufacturers have been doing it for years, but it's really stupid man.
And of course no NAHBS would be complete without impossibly lavish "townie" bikes that cost more than your town:
Other colleges with similar situations are Yale and Dartmouth, although the racial component is not evident in the "townie" population around Dartmouth.
I met my first husband he was a "townie" and stayed after I graduated.
That's very rich coming from somebody who is not above slingin' in dismissals and offering little more than descriptions of that which is being dismissed beyond "townie" or on other files "American" or "Connie" or whatever. . .
Maybe if they werent so rude to workers and just thought for a moment that people dont like being called a "townie" in a condecending then the local media wouldnt be so hostile towards them … perlogik
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