\ ˈbərb How to pronounce burb (audio) \

Definition of burb

: suburb usually used in plural

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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, "Fall preview: Andy Warhol and the first Botanic Garden holiday lights fest make for an exciting season at Chicago-area museums," 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, "Buzzed Bull brings liquid nitrogen and boozy ice cream to the 'burbs," 18 July 2019 Olson is 2nd swing suburban Rep (Woodall from Atlanta burbs) to announce retirement this year. NBC News, "What happened to the Republican outrage on Russia?," 26 July 2019 Waaay out in the burbs, in a city called Alpharetta, lives a high-end shopping, dining, drinking experience called The Avalon. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Doc's Morning Line: Cincinnati Reds rebuild not over but David Bell has players' attention," 19 June 2019 Into the 'burbs While road diet opponents claim that narrowing streets hurts business, this appears to be strong evidence to the contrary: Ferndale, a 3.88-square-mile city with about 20,000 residents, is booming. Robert Allen, Detroit Free Press, "Autos vs. bikes: Watch for shrinking roads in metro Detroit," 10 June 2019 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

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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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