[ koz-mop-uh-lahyt ]
/ kɒzˈmɒp əˌlaɪt /


a person who is cosmopolitan in his or her ideas, life, etc.; citizen of the world.
an animal or plant of worldwide distribution.


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Origin of cosmopolite

1590–1600; < Greek kosmopolī́tēs citizen of the world, equivalent to kosmo- cosmo- + polī́tēs citizen (pól(is) a city, state + -ītēs -ite1)

OTHER WORDS FROM cosmopolite

cos·mop·o·lit·ism, nounnon·cos·mop·o·lite, nounnon·cos·mop·o·lit·ism, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for cosmopolite

/ (kɒzˈmɒpəˌlaɪt) /


a less common word for cosmopolitan (def. 1)
an animal or plant that occurs in most parts of the world

Derived forms of cosmopolite

cosmopolitism, noun
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