/townz"meuhn/, n., pl. townsmen.
1. a native or inhabitant of a town.
2. a native or inhabitant of one's own or the same town.
3. (in New England) a selectman.
[bef. 1000; ME; OE tunesman fellow member of a township. See TOWN, 'S1, MAN1]
Usage. See -man.

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