Definitions

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  • n. The inhabitants of a town or city, especially in distinction from country people.

Etymologies

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town +‎ people

Examples

  • One day, she is on a walk and meets Howl who is an eccentric wizard that the townpeople make fun of, and who seems to be trying to pick her up.

    Howl's Moving Castle

  • “Charlottesville: Where students, tourists, and townpeople annoy each other” colten

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  • All the townpeople were gathered at the north end of town, around and among fifteen big covered wagons drawn in a wide circle.

    The Burning City

  • It was crowded soon after we got in, with Cowalside fishermen and townpeople all the one way or the other -- for or against the poor lads in bilboes, who sat, simple-looking enough, between the town officers, a pair of old _bodachs_ in long scarlet coats and carrying _tuaghs_, Lochaber axes, or halberds that never smelt blood since they came from the smith.

    John Splendid The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and the Little Wars of Lorn

  • With the townpeople he used the tactics of knowing all their names, especially the old folks ', and for this purpose he carried a little note-book.

    Caesar or Nothing

  • He made a good bargain too; for the townpeople were grieved at losing their trees, and to quiet them he promised to give £200 to help build a market-house, but he never did it, and kept the cash.

    Highways and Byways in Surrey

  • It is also a base for entertaining the townpeople on weekends.

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  • There are a lot more funny townpeople to talk to, for one thing.

    Home Theater Forum

  • "All right!" returned Phillis, cheerfully: "one must creep before one runs, and, until the gentry employ us, we ought to think ourselves fortunate to work for the townpeople.

    Not Like Other Girls

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