suburban

[ suh-bur-buh n ]
/ səˈbɜr bən /

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

1615–25; < Latin suburbānus, equivalent to sub- sub- + urb(s) city + -ānus -an

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 (see synonym study at rural)
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Example sentences from the Web for suburbanism

  • Thus it was removed for the present from the contaminating contact of the "commuter" and all the commonness of suburbanism.

    Clark's Field|Robert Herrick

British Dictionary definitions for suburbanism

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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