townfolk

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English tunfolk, equivalent to town +‎ folk.

Noun[edit]

townfolk ‎(countable and uncountable, plural townfolks)

  1. Synonym of townsfolk
    • 2008 June 23, Somini Sengupta, “Town in India Rocks (No Use to Wonder Why, Babe)”, in New York Times[1]:
      To his townfolk Mr. Majaw is either a hero or a hardhead.