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citified

or cit·y·fied

[sit-i-fahyd]
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adjective
  1. made into a city.
  2. having city habits, fashions, etc.

Origin of citified

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30; city + -fy + -ed2

citify

[sit-i-fahy]
verb (used with object), cit·i·fied, cit·i·fy·ing.
  1. to make into a city; urbanize.
  2. to cause to conform to city habits, fashions, etc.

Origin of citify

First recorded in 1860–65; city + -fy
Related formscit·i·fi·ca·tion, 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


British Dictionary definitions for citified

citified

cityfied

adjective
  1. often derogatory having the customs, manners, or dress of city people

citify

cityfy

verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
  1. to cause to conform to or adopt the customs, habits, or dress of city people
  2. to make urban
Derived Formscitification or 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.

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