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citified

or cityfied

[sit-i-fahyd] /ˈsɪt ɪˌfaɪd/
adjective
1.
made into a city.
2.
having city habits, fashions, etc.
Origin of citified
1820-1830
An Americanism dating back to 1820-30; city + -fy + -ed2

citify

[sit-i-fahy] /ˈsɪt ɪˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), citified, citifying.
1.
to make into a city; urbanize.
2.
to cause to conform to city habits, fashions, etc.
Origin
First recorded in 1860-65; city + -fy
Related forms
citification, noun
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Examples from the Web for citified
Historical Examples
  • The delighted Solomon had quite forgotten his dislike for the citified Paige.

    The Calico Cat Charles Miner Thompson
  • She was what a few weeks before she would have derided as "citified and airified."

    Mam' Lyddy's Recognition Thomas Nelson Page
  • He won her away with his glitter and plume And citified ways, while the lover did fume.

    Missy Dana Gatlin
  • Yes, yes, I know that you are one of the citified, and cannot breathe except in an atmosphere of tobacco smoke.

    The Joy of Captain Ribot Armando Palacio Valds
  • She was rather stylishly dressed, “citified,” Oscar said; she swung a beaded work-bag as she walked.

    The Boy Settlers

    Noah Brooks
  • He regarded Verona's books, Babbitt's silver pencil, and flowers on the table as citified extravagances, and said so.

    Babbitt Sinclair Lewis
  • They saw how clean-cut was the hairline at the back of his head and over his ears––sure sign that he was “citified.”

    Rim o' the World B. M. Bower
  • And toward the man who is citified your purely range-bred product cherishes a distinct if secret grudge.

    Rim o' the World B. M. Bower
  • Country's getting so citified the morning papers are here almost before breakfast's cleared off.

    In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
  • If she had any “citified airs” they were not of the kind that are especially displeasing to country people.

    David Fleming's Forgiveness Margaret Murray Robertson
British Dictionary definitions for citified

citified

/ˈsɪtɪˌfaɪd/
adjective
1.
(often derogatory) having the customs, manners, or dress of city people

citify

/ˈsɪtɪˌfaɪ/
verb (transitive) -fies, -fying, -fied
1.
to cause to conform to or adopt the customs, habits, or dress of city people
2.
to make urban
Derived Forms
citification, cityfication, noun
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Word Origin and History for citified
adj.

1819, American English, from city + past participle ending from words in -fy.

citify

v.

1865, probably a back formation from citified. Related: Citifying.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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