asphalt jungle

noun

: a big city or a specified part of a big city

Examples of asphalt jungle in a Sentence

a realistic novel about life in the asphalt jungle

Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of asphalt jungle was in 1920

Dictionary Entries Near asphalt jungle

Cite this Entry

“Asphalt jungle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/asphalt%20jungle. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!