suburbia

[suh-bur-bee-uh]
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Origin of suburbia

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

noun
  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
n.

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

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