Townie meaning

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A permanent resident of a town, especially a resident of a college town who is academically unaffiliated with the local college or university.
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A resident of a town, as distinct from a student or teacher at the local college.
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(UK, US) A person living in a university area who is not associated with the university.
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(US) A person born and raised in an area of Massachusetts who is proud of his or her Irish-American community, culture, and heritage.
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(UK) A person who has moved from a town or city to a rural area.
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(UK) A person familiar with the town (urbanised centre of a city) and with going out on the town; a street-wise person.
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(UK, pejorative) A chav.
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(US) A working-class citizen in a metropolitan area.
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(Australia, New Zealand, informal) A person who lives in a city or town, or has an urban outlook.
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Origin of townie

  • From town +"Ž -ie.

    From Wiktionary