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citified

[sit-i-fahyd] /ˈsɪt ɪˌfaɪd/
adjective
1.
made into a city.
2.
having city habits, fashions, etc.
Also, cityfied.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30, Americanism; city + -fy + -ed2

citify

[sit-i-fahy] /ˈsɪt ɪˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), citified, citifying.
1.
to make into a city; urbanize.
2.
to cause to conform to city habits, fashions, etc.
Origin
1860-65; city + -fy
Related forms
citification, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for citified

citified

/ˈsɪtɪˌfaɪd/
adjective
1.
(often derogatory) having the customs, manners, or dress of city people

citify

/ˈsɪtɪˌfaɪ/
verb (transitive) -fies, -fying, -fied
1.
to cause to conform to or adopt the customs, habits, or dress of city people
2.
to make urban
Derived Forms
citification, cityfication, noun
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Word Origin and History for citified
adj.

1819, American English, from city + past participle ending from words in -fy.

citify

v.

1865, probably a back formation from citified. Related: Citifying.

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