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  1. suburbs collectively.
  2. suburbanites collectively.
  3. the social or cultural aspects of life in suburbs.
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Origin of suburbia

First recorded in 1895–1900; suburb + -ia
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Related Words for suburbia

periphery, environs, hinterland, outskirts, countryside, village, outpost, suburbia, vicinity, suburb, edge, limit, purlieu, boundary, border, country, fringe, hamlet, precinct

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British Dictionary definitions for suburbia


  1. suburbs or the people living in them considered as an identifiable community or class in society
  2. the life, customs, etc, of suburbanites
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Word Origin and History for suburbia


1895, from suburb + -ia, probably influenced by utopia; originally in England with reference to London.

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