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citified

or cityfied

[sit-i-fahyd] /ˈsɪt ɪˌfaɪd/
adjective
1.
made into a city.
2.
having city habits, fashions, etc.
Origin of citified
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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  • And toward the man who is citified your purely range-bred product cherishes a distinct if secret grudge.

    Rim o' the World B. M. Bower
  • The delighted Solomon had quite forgotten his dislike for the citified Paige.

    The Calico Cat Charles Miner Thompson
  • She was rather stylishly dressed, “citified,” Oscar said; she swung a beaded work-bag as she walked.

    The Boy Settlers Noah Brooks
  • He won her away with his glitter and plume And citified ways, while the lover did fume.

    Missy Dana Gatlin
  • Country's getting so citified the morning papers are here almost before breakfast's cleared off.

    In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
  • Yes, yes, I know that you are one of the citified, and cannot breathe except in an atmosphere of tobacco smoke.

    The Joy of Captain Ribot Armando Palacio Valds
  • If the citified fishermen objected to what they found, “Be gob, you kin kape away,” he readily told them.

    The Girl From Tim's Place Charles Clark Munn
  • He regarded Verona's books, Babbitt's silver pencil, and flowers on the table as citified extravagances, and said so.

    Babbitt Sinclair Lewis
  • If she had any “citified airs” they were not of the kind that are especially displeasing to country people.

    David Fleming's Forgiveness Margaret Murray Robertson
  • They saw how clean-cut was the hairline at the back of his head and over his ears––sure sign that he was “citified.”

    Rim o' the World B. M. Bower
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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