intown

[ in-toun, in-toun ]
/ ˈɪnˌtaʊn, ɪnˈtaʊn /

adjective

being in the central or metropolitan area of a city or town: an intown motel.

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Origin of intown

First recorded in 1530–40; in + town
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Example sentences from the Web for intown

  • By the time the Stephanopouloses arrived, applications had closed, and InTown had a steep 20-family waiting list.

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