Ru·​ri·​tan ˈru̇r-ə-tən How to pronounce Ruritan (audio)
: a member of a major national service club

Examples of Ruritan in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Like many rural towns in the Mid-Atlantic, the local Ruritan Club drives civic engagement. Tom Peterson, Washington Post, 14 June 2023

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Word History


Ruritan National, a service club

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ruritan was in 1968

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“Ruritan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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