Definition of townspeople noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

townspeople

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈtaʊnzˌpipl//
 
(also townsfolk
NAmE//ˈtaʊnsfoʊk//
 
)
[plural]
 
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people who live in towns, not in the countryside; the people who live in a particular town Agritourism is for townspeople who would like a taste of the country. Townspeople are flocking to the new shopping mall.
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