[ek-serb, eg-zerb]
a small, usually prosperous, community situated beyond the suburbs of a city.

1950–55, Americanism; ex-1 + (sub)urb

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1955, Amer.Eng., from L. ex- + urb "city," on model of suburb. The outer, prosperous ring of the suburbs. Related: Exurbanite.
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They are found in exurb an, rural, or agricultural areas.
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