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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

1530–40; <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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