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Definitions of townsman

  1. a resident of a town or city Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a person from the same town as yourself; "a fellow townsman" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A selectman, in New England. See Selectman. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. An inhabitant or fellow-inhabitant of a town. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. A resident of a town; also, a fellow citizen. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. An inhabitant of the same town. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for townsman

  1. Together they carried the box up through the town, and Peer was so much of a townsman already that he felt a little ashamed to find himself walking through the streets, holding one end of a trunk, with a peasant- girl at the other. – The Great Hunger by Johan Bojer
  2. Gentlemen- Mr Mayor- I venture to call for three cheers for the greatest centre forward in England, our fellow- townsman – The Card, A Story Of Adventure In The Five Towns by Arnold Bennett