megacity

[meg-uh-sit-ee]

Origin of megacity

First recorded in 1965–70; mega- + city
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megacity

noun plural -cities
  1. a city with over 10 million inhabitants
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Word Origin and History for megacity
n.

also mega-city, 1968, from mega- + city.

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