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Saturday, July 01, 2017

Definitions for exurb

  1. a small, usually prosperous, community situated beyond the suburbs of a city.

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Citations for exurb
"I grew up in the exurbs of Indianapolis," Elizabeth says. Emily St. John Mandel, Station Eleven, 2014
When the neighborhood began to change, in the early eighties—when her son could no longer ride his bicycle around the corner without being pushed off it—she moved upstate, to Orange County, a burgeoning exurb. Nick Paumgarten, "There and Back Again," The New Yorker, April 16, 2007
Origin of exurb
1950-1955
Exurb is an Americanism dating back to the 1950s. It’s a portmanteau of the words ex- and suburb.
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