exurbia

[ek-sur-bee-uh, eg-zur-]

Origin of exurbia

An Americanism dating back to 1950–55; ex-1 + (sub)urbia
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British Dictionary definitions for exurbia

exurbia

noun
  1. mainly US the region outside the suburbs of a city, consisting of residential areas (exurbs) that are occupied predominantly by rich commuters (exurbanites)Compare stockbroker belt
Derived Formsexurban, adjective

Word Origin for exurbia

C20: from ex- 1 + Latin urbs city, on pattern of suburbia
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