townselike

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Apparently from *townslike, equivalent to towns +‎ -like.

Adjective[edit]

townselike (comparative more townselike, superlative most townselike)

  1. (obsolete) Bourgeois; plebeian.
    • 1577, Hellowes, Guevara:
      The riche merchaunt, the poore Squier, the wise plough man, and the good townselike craftsman, needes no daughter in lawe that can fril and paint her selfe, but such as be skilfull very well to spinne.