twin city

[ twin-sit-ee ]

nounplural twin cit·ies
  1. either of a pair of neighboring cities that together are popularly considered to constitute a single urban unit, usually not politically but most often commercially and socially.

Origin of twin city

First recorded in 1885–90

Words Nearby twin city Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use twin city in a sentence

  • It had persisted unabated through the entire two months they remained in the twin city area.

    Assassin | Jesse Franklin Bone
  • Considerable jealousy of St. Paul on the part of her twin city is natural, for it is a beautiful town.

    A Summer's Outing | Carter H. Harrison