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[suh-bur-buh-nahyt] /səˈbɜr bəˌnaɪt/
a person who lives in a suburb of a city or large town.
Origin of suburbanite
First recorded in 1885-90; suburban + -ite1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I am a suburbanite, and as I said before, a lady, a laboring lady.

    The Joys of Being a Woman Winifred Kirkland
  • The "literary worker" and the "suburbanite" particularly will enjoy the book.

    The Spirit of the Ghetto Hutchins Hapgood
  • Under the night sky the suburbanite stands in the moonlight.

    Marching Men Sherwood Anderson
  • It was then that the chiens de faience, which the smug Paris suburbanite of to-day so loves, were born.

    Royal Palaces and Parks of France

    Milburg Francisco Mansfield
  • He was no suburbanite, but rural to the backbone, professing a most proper contempt for dwellers in towns.

    A Far Country, Complete Winston Churchill
  • To the suburbanite who comes home after each day's work, the dinner is likely to seem as important as his spouse.

    Comrade Yetta Albert Edwards
  • The railway, the trolley, the automobile and the top buggy have transformed him into a suburbanite.

    The Romance of the Reaper

    Herbert Newton Casson
  • There is much of man's life in the figure of the suburbanite standing absorbed in his own thoughts in the midst of his radishes.

    Marching Men Sherwood Anderson
  • The “literary worker” and the “suburbanite” particularly will enjoy the book.

British Dictionary definitions for suburbanite


a person who lives in a suburb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for suburbanite

1890, from suburban + -ite (1). Middle English used suburban (n.) in this sense (mid-14c.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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