\ ˈbərb How to pronounce burb (audio) \

Definition of burb

: suburb usually used in plural

Examples of burb in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Idaho burb was the No. 1 metro area in the most recent ranking. Chris Morris, Fortune, 27 Apr. 2021 The urban suit crowd can carry their bike from the ‘burbs by commuter train, then unfold and ride the last few miles to the office, refolding in a flash for the elevator. Christine Frietchen, Condé Nast Traveler, 28 May 2020 Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook, pounding around the burbs with a garbage bag sort of medievally layered over his hoodie, is jogging. James Parker, The Atlantic, 9 May 2020 People coming out of college who don’t want to go back to the burbs. John Benson, cleveland, 4 Nov. 2019 In what North Shore 'burb did Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell grow up? 11. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 14 Oct. 2019 Joining longstanding events at Lincoln Park Zoo, Brookfield Zoo and, more recently, Morton Arboretum in the western 'burbs, the botanic garden is installing what officials say will be an artful lights display along a mile-long path. Steve Johnson, chicagotribune.com, 5 Sep. 2019 Now the burbs can try concoctions like a honey bourbon pecan ice cream, a death by chocolate buzzed milkshake with.coffee and chocolate vodka, or a Buzzed Bull margarita with the tequila frozen right in. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati.com, 18 July 2019 Olson is 2nd swing suburban Rep (Woodall from Atlanta burbs) to announce retirement this year. NBC News, 26 July 2019 See More

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First Known Use of burb

1971, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for burb

by shortening

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“Burb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burb. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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