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downtown

[ doun-toun ]
/ ˈdaʊnˈtaʊn /
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adverb
to or in the main business section of a city.
adjective
of, relating to, or situated in the main business section of a city.
noun
the main business section of a city.
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Origin of downtown

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35; down1 + town

OTHER WORDS FROM downtown

downtowner, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for downtown

downtown
/ (ˈdaʊnˈtaʊn) US, Canadian and NZ /

noun
the central or lower part of a city, esp the main commercial area
adverb
towards, to, or into this area
adjective
of, relating to, or situated in the downtown areadowntown Manhattan

Derived forms of downtown

downtowner, noun
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