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exurb

[ek-serb, eg-zerb] /ˈɛk sərb, ˈɛg zərb/
noun
1.
a small, usually prosperous, community situated beyond the suburbs of a city.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55, Americanism; ex-1 + (sub)urb
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Word Origin and History for exurbs

exurb

n.

"the outer, prosperous ring of the suburbs," 1955, American English, from exurban (adj.), by 1838 (it seems to have arisen in the writings of the reform movement focused on getting cemeteries out of cities), from ex- + urban, on model of suburb. Related: Exurbanite; exurbia.

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