- pertaining to, inhabiting, or being in a suburb or the suburbs of a city or town.
- characteristic of a suburb or suburbs.
Origin of suburban
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Examples from the Web for suburbanism
Thus it was removed for the present from the contaminating contact of the "commuter" and all the commonness of suburbanism.Clark's Field
- of, relating to, situated in, or inhabiting a suburb or the suburbs
- characteristic of or typifying a suburb or the suburbs
- censorious narrow or unadventurous in outlook
- another word for suburbanite
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Word Origin and History for suburbanism
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