Definition of townie noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtaʊni//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtaʊni//
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  1. 1(also townee) a person who lives in or comes from a town or city, especially somebody who does not know much about life in the countryside Country life isn’t as idyllic as townies imagine.
  2. 2(North American English) a person who lives in a town with a college or university but does not attend or work at it
  3. 3(British English, informal) a member of a group of young people who live in a town, all wear similar clothes, such as tracksuits and caps, and often behave badly
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: townie