cosmopolitan

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1cos·mo·pol·i·tan

noun \ˌkäz-mə-ˈpä-lə-tən\

: a person who has lived in and knows about many different parts of the world

Full Definition of COSMOPOLITAN

2
:  a cocktail made of vodka, orange-flavored liqueur, lime juice, and cranberry juice —called also cos*mo, \ˈkäz-(ˌ)mō\

Examples of COSMOPOLITAN

  1. <as someone who had lived in Paris for a year as an exchange student, she seemed very much the cosmopolitan to her old classmates>

First Known Use of COSMOPOLITAN

circa 1645

Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms

finish, gimlet, mull, sake, setup, sommelier, syllabub, vintner, wassail

2cosmopolitan

adjective

: showing an interest in different cultures, ideas, etc.

: having people from many different parts of the world

Full Definition of COSMOPOLITAN

1
:  having worldwide rather than limited or provincial scope or bearing
2
:  having wide international sophistication :  worldly
3
:  composed of persons, constituents, or elements from all or many parts of the world
4
:  found in most parts of the world and under varied ecological conditions <a cosmopolitan herb>
cos·mo·pol·i·tan·ism \-tə-ˌni-zəm\ noun

Examples of COSMOPOLITAN

  1. Greater cultural diversity has led to a more cosmopolitan attitude among the town's younger generations.
  2. the cosmopolitan taste of the store's customers
  3. It's one of the country's more cosmopolitan cities.

First Known Use of COSMOPOLITAN

1798

Other Sociology Terms

bourgeois, ethos, eugenics, exurb, incommunicado, intelligentsia, megalopolis, metrosexual, mores, subculture

Rhymes with COSMOPOLITAN

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