cit·​i·​fied ˈsi-ti-ˌfīd How to pronounce citified (audio)
: relating to, characteristic of, or accustomed to an urban style of living
citified tourists
citified surroundings
… in the world of CB nobody really wants to talk to anybody who comes across a tad citified.Bill AuCoin

Examples of citified in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Baseball caps and other unisex or men’s hats must be removed — a fact that does not seem to be known to many male bumpkins, citified or countrified. Judith Martin, The Mercury News, 3 Sep. 2019 As humans have become ever more citified, the need for a touch of nature—rus in urbe—has become increasingly critical. Simon Barnes, WSJ, 13 Apr. 2018 Even in New York City with hotspots like La Esquina, Dos Caminos or Rosa Mexicana, the dishes focus on citified takes on classics, heralding table-side guacamole and delightful tacos with an array of garnishes. Lauren Sheffield, Harper's BAZAAR, 21 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1819, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of citified was in 1819

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“Citified.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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