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

First recorded in 1885–90; suburban + -ite1
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Related Words for suburbanite

dweller, settler, colonist, inmate, occupant, citizen, inhabitant, local, tenant, native, passenger, driver, traveler, lodger, incumbent, lessee, denizen, aborigine, renter, boarder

Examples from the Web for suburbanite

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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


  1. a person who lives in a suburb
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Word Origin and History for suburbanite


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

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