People who grew up in the city/town you live in/are referring to.
The opposite of a tourist
. A tourist
would have to gather information about the place they are travelling (sites, restaurants, rest stops, etc.). A townie would be the one to give the tourist
that information since that person would hold a wealth of knowledge about that city/town.
Townies will wear t-shirts representing their city/town/state (or all of the above) even if they do not currently live in that city/town/state.
"Those dudes look like a bunch of townies. Let's ask them which bar to go to after this one closes."