core city

noun

Definition of core city

: central city Commuter trains also serve a more affluent clientele in the suburbs, generally bringing white-collar workers to core cities.— Don Phillips

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Recent Examples on the Web That’s because those cities happened to have smaller core cities and bigger metro areas, but the Fed only looked at the city populations. Cameron Knight, Cincinnati.com, "Coronavirus: Federal Reserve could buy Cincinnati and Hamilton County debt," 27 Apr. 2020 That’s because those cities happened to have smaller core cities and bigger metro areas, but the Fed only looked at the city populations. Time, "Federal Reserve Expands $2.3 Trillion Lending Program for Local Governments Battered by Coronavirus," 28 Apr. 2020 O’Neill urged suburban senators to look forward, warning that their communities would be susceptible to the ‘same urban blight and reconstruction cycle’ that the core cities were experiencing at the time. Peter Krouse, cleveland.com, "Liberals and conservatives embraced tax sharing in the Twin Cities: Cleveland 2030, A Way Forward," 18 Sep. 2019 The revival of America’s core cities is one of the most celebrated narratives of our time — yet, perhaps paradoxically, urban progress has also created a growing problem of increasing inequality and middle-class flight. Joel Kotkin, National Review, "Playgrounds for Elites," 12 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of core city

1965, in the meaning defined above

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24 May 2020

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“Core city.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/core%20city. Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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