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  • n. Plural form of townie.


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  • My experience with townies is that they are so paranoid about sprawl that they oppose any new projects.

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  • "My experience with townies is that they are so paranoid about sprawl that they oppose any new projects."

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  • Admittedly that was when I was living in a rough area where gangs of what used to be called townies, later chavs, and latterly hoodies, would roam and glare at you with impunity.

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  • Specifically, the middle-class and lower-middle-class voters Brown appealed to are what veteran Boston political commentator Jon Keller calls "townies," those multi-generational Massachusettsans who don't live in the state's campus nexuses, poor urban areas or affluent suburbs, but in the hardscrabble towns and cities on Boston's periphery.

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  • The local mob cannot be controlled by frightened townies, which is what we have.

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  • characterize the whole ruckus in terms of the "St. John's campus" - read as "townies" - and the need to let decisions be made outside the overpass;

    The ease of governing

  • They say the big thinkers behind Tony Blair's New Labour are "townies" with little sympathy for the countryside.


  • Many elite colleges are in small or smaller towns and there is a real cultural divide between "townies" and college studies.

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  • A harpsichord and a waltzing rhythm open the story of a college girl whose dalliance with "townies" turns dark.

    Holding On

  • And when those Welsh country people have to make do without English 'townies'' subsidies, whom will they blame as they applaud the hunt?

    A despicable Act


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