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[koz-mop-uh-lis] /kɒzˈmɒp ə lɪs/
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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • What is Berlin but a brutalised village, or Paris now but cosmopolis, or Rome but a universe?

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

    Egoists James Huneker
  • He murmured something in Mr. Brewster's ear, and the proprietor of the cosmopolis rose and followed him out of the room.

    Indiscretions of Archie P. G. Wodehouse
  • It was past four o'clock when he returned to the cosmopolis.

    Indiscretions of Archie P. G. Wodehouse
  • The great evening had come, and every one in cosmopolis Castle was agog with excitement.

    The Rainbow Book Tales of Fun & Fancy Mabel Henriette Spielmann
British Dictionary definitions for cosmopolis


an international city
Word Origin
C19: see cosmo-, polis1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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