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suburban

[suh-bur-buh n] /səˈbɜr bən/
adjective
1.
pertaining to, inhabiting, or being in a suburb or the suburbs of a city or town.
2.
characteristic of a suburb or suburbs.
noun
3.
4.
a short overcoat for casual wear.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Latin suburbānus, equivalent to sub- sub- + urb(s) city + -ānus -an
Related forms
suburbanism, noun
nonsuburban, adjective, noun
semisuburban, adjective
unsuburban, adjective
Can be confused
rural, suburban, urban (see synonym study at rural)
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British Dictionary definitions for semisuburban

suburban

/səˈbɜːbən/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, situated in, or inhabiting a suburb or the suburbs
2.
characteristic of or typifying a suburb or the suburbs
3.
(censorious) narrow or unadventurous in outlook
noun
4.
another word for suburbanite
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Word Origin and History for semisuburban

suburban

adj.

1620s, from suburb + -an.

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