- of a town; urban.
- a townsman.
Origin of oppidan
1530–40; < Latin oppidānus, equivalent to oppid(um) town + -ānus -an
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Examples from the Web for oppidan
From the absence of his name on the college lists, it may be inferred that he was an Oppidan.Henry Fielding: A Memoir
G. M. Godden
But now oppidan life extended beyond these walls; and houses, streets, villas and gardens spread into the plain on all sides.The Bishop's Secret
Oppidan, op′i-dan, n. at Eton, a student who is not a foundationer or colleger.
On the other hand while 'meridian' and 'quartan' are French, 'publican', 'veteran', and 'oppidan' are Latin.Society for Pure English Tract 4
The convivial entertainments of Check nights and Oppidan dinners had already become institutions of a past age.Boating
W. B. Woodgate
- of a town; urban
- a person living in a town
C16: from Latin oppidānus, from oppidum town
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