Definition of exurb
: a region or settlement that lies outside a city and usually beyond its suburbs and that often is inhabited chiefly by well-to-do families
exurbanplay \ek-ˈsər-bən; eg-ˈzər-, ig-\ adjective
Recent Examples of exurb from the Web
Childhood food insecurity is a tangible problem for millions of families throughout the country — in suburbs, exurbs, small towns, and urban centers from coast to coast.
Northam also swept Richmond as well as its suburbs and exurbs.
Gillespie narrowly prevailed in the more upscale and better-educated exurbs of Loudoun County, 45%-43%.
Stewart, who aligned himself closely with the views of Trump, ran well on his home turf, the more working-class Washington exurbs of Prince William, defeating Gillespie 60%-32%.
That's because the surrounding parts of Hamilton County and the exurbs, particularly Warren County, vote Republican.
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Origin and Etymology of exurb
ex- + suburb
First Known Use: 1955See Words from the same year
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