a person who lives in a suburb of a city or large town.

Origin of suburbanite

First recorded in 1885–90; suburban + -ite1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for suburbanite

Contemporary Examples of suburbanite

Historical Examples of suburbanite

  • I am a suburbanite, and as I said before, a lady, a laboring lady.

    The Joys of Being a Woman

    Winifred Kirkland

  • The "literary worker" and the "suburbanite" particularly will enjoy the book.

    The Spirit of the Ghetto

    Hutchins Hapgood

  • Under the night sky the suburbanite stands in the moonlight.

    Marching Men

    Sherwood Anderson

  • It was then that the chiens de faience, which the smug Paris suburbanite of to-day so loves, were born.

    Royal Palaces and Parks of France

    Milburg Francisco Mansfield

  • He was no suburbanite, but rural to the backbone, professing a most proper contempt for dwellers in towns.

    A Far Country, Complete

    Winston Churchill

British Dictionary definitions for suburbanite



a person who lives in a suburb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for suburbanite

1890, from suburban + -ite (1). Middle English used suburban (n.) in this sense (mid-14c.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper