Definition of town-dwelling in US English:

town-dwelling

adjective

  • That lives in a town, especially as opposed to the countryside.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Ebenezer Elliott (1781–1849), poet and bar-iron merchant. From town + dwelling, probably after town dweller.

Pronunciation

town-dwelling

/ˈtaʊnˌdwɛlɪŋ/