[ ek-serb, eg-zerb ]


  1. a small, usually prosperous, community situated beyond the suburbs of a city.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of exurb1

An Americanism dating back to 1950–55; ex- 1 + (sub)urb

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Example Sentences

Torres says a model he works with indicates that more than 200 people are infected with the variant just in his wastewater collection region, an exurb of 77,500 people.

The NAHB Home Building Geographic Index indicates construction of single-family and multifamily housing was growing significantly faster in the suburbs and exurbs, particularly in medium-sized cities.

Republicans also failed to expand support in the deep red exurbs where they lost some ground but won handily in November.

The suburbs and exurbs of both, which have doubled in size since 2000, padded the GOP’s numbers, putting Texas far out of Democrats’ reach.

This strategy of going out to the exurbs and engaging men by using a car was pretty good thinking because it apparently worked.

Economically speaking, the Commonwealth of Virginia is rapidly becoming an exurb of the District of Columbia.


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