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suburb

[ suhb-urb ]
/ ˈsʌb ɜrb /
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noun
a district lying immediately outside a city or town, especially a smaller residential community.
the suburbs, the area composed of such districts.
an outlying part.
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Origin of suburb

1350–1400; Middle English <Latin suburbium, equivalent to sub-sub- + urb(s) city + -ium-ium

OTHER WORDS FROM suburb

suburbed, adjectiveun·sub·urbed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for suburb

suburb
/ (ˈsʌbɜːb) /

noun
a residential district situated on the outskirts of a city or town

Derived forms of suburb

suburbed, adjective

Word Origin for suburb

C14: from Latin suburbium, from sub- close to + urbs a city
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