Definition of townspeople in English:


(also townsfolk)

plural noun

  • The people living in a particular town or city.

    • ‘Traders, tourists and townsfolk packed into Skipton to enjoy the town's tenth Medieval Festival.’
    • ‘Many doubted that we would ever see the day, but it has now come and the town and townspeople will be all the better for it.’
    • ‘Like Kim, who runs a tailor shop near the base, many townspeople earn their living catering to the soldiers.’
    • ‘There they are in not so resplendent a presence, reducing the town and townspeople to a laughing stock.’
    • ‘If he makes a mess of it, well that'll teach the townsfolk to take their local politics a little more seriously.’
    • ‘Down the road a ways, the salesman sets up shop to peddle his wares to some local townsfolk.’
    • ‘This is embarrassing for New Labour, still seen as an urban movement governing for city and townsfolk.’
    • ‘After several of the local townsfolk turn up dead, all eyes fall upon this disturbed and destructive kid.’
    • ‘As a local man, the townspeople must congratulate him for bringing credit onto the locality.’
    • ‘There was some excitement at first when both townspeople and country folk had difficulty negotiating sales.’
    • ‘When we arrived, the townspeople all settled on the grass and Al and I stood in front of them.’
    • ‘The butcher was fed up with the young girl's attempts at bartering with the local townsfolk.’
    • ‘Now the civic society is asking for the help of townspeople as part of its campaign.’
    • ‘However, their arrival is met with a series of odd behaviors from the local townsfolk.’
    • ‘The towns and townspeople depended on the tribute for their sustenance.’
    • ‘Organised and run entirely by local artists and townspeople, the Arts Week started six years ago with a single event.’
    • ‘It was being used as a chapel dedicated to St Mary when in 1920 local townsfolk decided to dynamite what was left to reuse the stone.’
    • ‘Former neighbours and townsfolk also came back for the sad occasion in the Community to lay him to rest.’
    • ‘The old Master of the town tried to steal treasure from all of the townspeople.’
    • ‘Post boxes have been placed in shops throughout the town for townsfolk to let everyone know what they were up to when peace was declared.’
    resident, occupant, occupier, dweller, settler
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