One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Especially of a building: surrounded or bounded by a town.
2Of a person: confined to a town or other urban area.
Travelling towards or headed for town; townward-bound.
Mid 17th century (in an earlier sense). From town + bound<br>late 19th century; earliest use found in The Pall Mall Gazette. From town + bound.
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