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townie

noun [C] uk   /ˈtaʊ.ni/ us  
informal disapproving a person who lives in a town where there is a college but who is not involved with the college UK ( US and Australian English city slicker) 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.
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