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oppidan

[ op-i-duhn ]
/ ˈɒp ɪ dən /
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adjective
of a town; urban.
noun
a townsman.
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Origin of oppidan

First recorded in 1530–40; from Latin oppidānus, equivalent to oppid(um) “town” + -ānus -an
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British Dictionary definitions for oppidan

oppidan
/ (ˈɒpɪdən) rare /

adjective
of a town; urban
noun
a person living in a town

Word Origin for oppidan

C16: from Latin oppidānus, from oppidum town
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