noun [ C ]UK /ˈtaʊ.ni/ US /ˈtaʊ.ni/
a person who lives in a town where there is a college but who is not involved with the college
a person who lives in a town, and has no experience of or knowledge about living in the countryside:
A couple of townies walked into the village pub, looking very out of place in their smart suits.
noun UK /taʊn/ US /taʊn/
a place where people live and work, containing many houses, shops, places of work, places of entertainment, etc., and usually larger than a village but smaller than a city:
a seaside/coastal town
a fishing/mining/industrial town
He was born in the small town of Castleford, in Yorkshire.
We stayed in the best hotel in town.
the main road into/out of town
the part of a town where most of the businesses are:
I'm going into/to town at lunchtime to do some shopping.
I met Charles while I was in town.
the most important city or town in a country or area:
We went up to town to see a play.
Many people commute into town (= London) from Essex.
[ + sing/pl verb ]
the people who live in the town:
The whole town is/are hoping that their team will win the final tomorrow.
a town or city, rather than the countryside:
I've always lived in the town.