- of a town; urban.
- a townsman.
Origin of oppidan
Related Words for oppidandowntown, civil, metropolitan, civic, central, municipal, popular, public, town, village, burghal, citified, oppidan
Examples from the Web for oppidan
Historical Examples of oppidan
From the absence of his name on the college lists, it may be inferred that he was an Oppidan.Henry Fielding: A Memoir
G. M. Godden
But now oppidan life extended beyond these walls; and houses, streets, villas and gardens spread into the plain on all sides.The Bishop's Secret
Oppidan, op′i-dan, n. at Eton, a student who is not a foundationer or colleger.
On the other hand while 'meridian' and 'quartan' are French, 'publican', 'veteran', and 'oppidan' are Latin.Society for Pure English Tract 4
The convivial entertainments of Check nights and Oppidan dinners had already become institutions of a past age.Boating
W. B. Woodgate
- of a town; urban
- a person living in a town