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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cosmopolis

Contemporary Examples of cosmopolis

Historical Examples of cosmopolis

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


    James Huneker

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

    The Spirit of America

    Henry Van Dyke

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

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

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

British Dictionary definitions for cosmopolis



an international city

Word Origin for cosmopolis

C19: see cosmo-, polis 1
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