Origin of cosmopolite
Examples from the Web for cosmopolite
The cosmopolite approached them at a hurried pace, and apparently in much excitement.The Funny Philosophers|George Yellott
Where did this cosmopolite, who really has no English roots, learn the system?
Ours is so young, and so cosmopolite, a country, that our art shows the same brevity of lineage as our society.Contemporary American Composers|Rupert Hughes
As a cosmopolite, and on general principles of being, I prefer the Dalles way.
Sam, the cosmopolite, who called bartenders in San Antone by their first name, stood in the door.Heart of the West|O. Henry
British Dictionary definitions for cosmopolite
Word Origin and History for cosmopolite
late 16c., "man of the world; citizen of the world," from Greek kosmopolites "citizen of the world," from kosmos "world" (see cosmos) + polites "citizen" (see politic). In common use 17c. in a neutral sense; it faded out in 18c. but was revived from c.1800 with a tinge of reproachfulness (opposed to patriot).