urbanite

[ ur-buh-nahyt ]
/ ˈɜr bəˌnaɪt /

noun

a resident of a city or urban community.

Nearby words

  1. urbanely,
  2. urbanisation,
  3. urbanism,
  4. urbanist,
  5. urbanistic,
  6. urbanity,
  7. urbanization,
  8. urbanize,
  9. urbanized,
  10. urbanology

Origin of urbanite

First recorded in 1895–1900; urban + -ite1

Related formsnon·ur·ban·ite, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for urbanite

urbanite

/ (ˈɜːbəˌnaɪt) /

noun

a resident of an urban community; city dweller
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Word Origin and History for urbanite

urbanite

n.

1897, from urban + -ite.

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