Definition of Townsfolk

1. Noun. The people living in a municipality smaller than a city. "The whole town cheered the team"

Exact synonyms: Town, Townspeople
Generic synonyms: Municipality
Specialized synonyms: Borough



Definition of Townsfolk

1. n. The people of a town; especially, the inhabitants of a city, in distinction from country people; townspeople.

Definition of Townsfolk

1. Noun. The people who live in a town, especially the lower and middle classes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Townsfolk

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Townsfolk

townlands
townless
townlet
townlets
townlier
townliest
townlike
townling
townlings
townly
townpeople
towns
townscape
townscapes
townselike
townsfolk (current term)
townsful
township
townships
townsite
townsites
townskip
townskips
townsman
townsmen
townspeople
townswoman
townswomen
townward
townwards

Literary usage of Townsfolk

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1908)
"... years in virtue and the science of the saints; so that the townsfolk of Viterbo were wont to call him il ..."

2. Book Auction Recordsby Frank Karslake by Frank Karslake (1906)
"... books that compose the library, at the same time laying down strict injunctions that they should be kept for the free use of the townsfolk of Wimborne. ..."

3. The English Constitution: A Commentary on Its Nature and Growth by Jesse Macy (1896)
"The rank and file of the party were traders and townsfolk. Only that part of the rural population was Whig which was under the immediate control of the Whig ..."

4. The English Constitution by Jesse Macy (1896)
"The rank and file of the party were traders and townsfolk. Only that part of the rural population was Whig which was under the immediate control of the Whig ..."

5. Uncle Moses: A Novel by Sholem Asch (1920)
"The reason for this was that the relations between Uncle Moses and his townsfolk were not purely industrial, but rather personal,—almost in the nature of a ..."

6. The History of France by Eyre Evans Crowe (1858)
"The right of private war was at the same time allowed to the Aquitains. Very different was Philip's treatment of his townsfolk. He at first, indeed, ..."

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