from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Characteristic of a (certain type of) town
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the inhabitants of a town; like the town.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the inhabitants of a town; like the town.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of, pertaining to, or living in town.
  • Characteristic of the town as distinguished from the country; as, townish manners.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

town +‎ -ish


  • What we will hopefully get is, over time, a modification of the way suburbs are built so that they incorporate more "small townish" features.


  • At Twenty two, I have graduated college after three years of schooling, I moved back to my home townish area (moved in with my in-laws), I found a “big girl” job (well, I still do all the crap jobs that no one else wants to do...but I'm working my way up), My Boyfriend and I bought a house, and now….

    "Life After College: What have you been up to?" - Guest Post #6

  • Not to pile on, but maybe Doug was needed to answer phones; FiveThirtyEight's Sean Quinn has a striking pictorial spread showing how ghost-townish local McCain HQs are across the country.

    Daily Digest: Partying Like It's 11/04/08

  • Actually it seems kind of small townish to me that this was even reported on.

    Dave Lapham Sends Pat Barry To Hospital

  • Miaoli City is small-townish in the way a Candian small town like Belleville is.

    Taking advantage of the good weather

  • Maybe I simply missed Anna-Louise dreadfully, felt isolated and small-townish and couldn't help but notice couples in love around all corners.

    Shampoo Planet

  • She was, for the place and post, a complete surprise, being a jaunty, townish, garish woman, dressed in decayed finery.

    The Yeoman Adventurer

  • Time was when they had been immensely interesting as types of mankind more or less rural or townish, but to-night he was weary of them, and would very willingly have been alone.

    Despair's Last Journey

  • She was brought up by her father to hate her mother's family; and she'll look with no favour upon a working chap like you -- a townish girl as she's become by now.

    Jude the Obscure

  • "To Pheladelphy, ma'am," said Betsey, looking quite young and gay, and wearing a townish and unfamiliar air that upheld her words.

    A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches


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