dormitory suburb


noun

a suburb occupied mainly by the homes of commuters.

Nearby words

  1. dormie,
  2. dormient,
  3. dormin,
  4. dormition of the blessed virgin,
  5. dormitory,
  6. dormobile,
  7. dormont,
  8. dormouse,
  9. dornase alfa,
  10. dornbirn

Origin of dormitory suburb

First recorded in 1945–50

Also called bedroom suburb.

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