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suburban

[ suh-bur-buhn ]
/ səˈbɜr bən /
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adjective
pertaining to, inhabiting, or being in a suburb or the suburbs of a city or town.
characteristic of a suburb or suburbs.
noun
a short overcoat for casual wear.
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Origin of suburban

First recorded in 1615–25; from Latin suburbānus “located close to a city (especially to Rome),” equivalent to sub- + urb- (stem of urbs “city”) + -ānus adjective suffix; see origin at sub-, urban

historical usage of suburban

See urban.

OTHER WORDS FROM suburban

sub·ur·ban·ism, nounnon·sub·ur·ban, adjective, nounsem·i·sub·ur·ban, adjectiveun·sub·ur·ban, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH suburban

rural, suburban , urban
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How to use suburban in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for suburban

suburban
/ (səˈbɜːbən) /

adjective
of, relating to, situated in, or inhabiting a suburb or the suburbs
characteristic of or typifying a suburb or the suburbs
censorious narrow or unadventurous in outlook
noun
another word for suburbanite
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