burb

noun
\ˈbərb \

Definition of burb 

: suburb usually used in plural

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This time not as an exotic live-work bachelor pad — its long-time use — but as a second home for a family of four that uses it to as a getaway from the burbs to the city. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Former Corktown bachelor pad is now a loft fit for the whole family," 14 July 2018 While in the Virginia burbs for a meeting, had the chance to stop by Crooked Run Brewing. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Paul Daugherty's Morning Line: Are Cincinnati Reds .500 team now? Ask me at All-Star break," 28 June 2018 Melissa Etheridge, Joan Osborne, Grace VanderWaal, Sheila E., Bishop Briggs, Salt N Pepa, Kesha, Maren Morris, Otep Shamaya, Nova Rockefeller and Dorothy Martin represent the diverse group of females to rock the ‘burbs in coming weeks. Vickie Snow Jurkowski, Daily Southtown, "Melissa Etheridge, Sheila E., Salt N Pepa among female acts to perform in south suburbs," 20 June 2018 But what about just outside of town, those border ‘burbs that are still accessible by the CTA, yet far enough to technically be more Chicagoland than Chicago? Adam Lukach, RedEye Chicago, "Eat, Drink, Do guide to CTA-accessible suburbs," 5 Sep. 2017 Through the years, the quaint 'burb has accepted being the butt of jokes, quite literally in the form of Vulcan's derriere, while stubbornly standing up for its independence. Birmingham Magazine, AL.com, "A History of Homewood," 19 Feb. 2018 In the ‘burbs, these creatures have had a mixed reception. Peter Rowe, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Call of the coyote: Living with urban and suburban coyotes," 29 Apr. 2018 The library system was set to spend $7.5 million this year to begin work on a new branch to replace the sleepy burb's dumpy one. Mark Naymik, cleveland.com, "CLE Chatter: Complaining costs Bay Village new library (for now); TJ Dow proves he's still deplorable; and other tidbits from our town," 27 Apr. 2018 But last year’s county executive contest put Trumpism on trial in the northern burbs, with disastrous results for Republicans. Peter Keating, Daily Intelligencer, "Democratic Control of New York State May Be Just One Special Election Away," 24 Apr. 2018

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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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