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cosmopolis

[koz-mop-uh-lis]
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noun
  1. an internationally important city inhabited by many different peoples reflecting a great variety of cultures, attitudes, etc.

Origin of cosmopolis

1890–95; cosmo- + -polis, modeled on metropolis
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Examples from the Web for cosmopolis

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Historical Examples

  • My country is where there are most people like me—Cosmopolis!

    Egoists

    James Huneker

  • In fact, the Republic of Learning to-day is the true Cosmopolis.

    The Spirit of America

    Henry Van Dyke

  • You wished me, surely, to put it aside and send it to the Cosmopolis to-morrow?

  • Oh, shoot it along to Mrs. Archibald Moffam, at the Cosmopolis.

  • I can't go to a place like the Cosmopolis looking like this.


British Dictionary definitions for cosmopolis

cosmopolis

noun
  1. an international city

Word Origin

C19: see cosmo-, polis 1
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