ex·​urb | \ ˈek-ˌsərb How to pronounce exurb (audio) , ˈeg-ˌzərb How to pronounce exurb (audio) \

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

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Other Words from exurb

exurban \ ek-​ˈsər-​bən How to pronounce exurb (audio) ; eg-​ˈzər-​ , ig-​ \ adjective

Examples of exurb in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At ENKI Brewing in the western Twin Cities exurb of Victoria, sales of the big cans shot up 700% early in the pandemic, according to co-owner John Hayes. Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune, "Crowlers became Minnesota breweries' untapped resource during pandemic," 3 Feb. 2021 The comic-book-loving Black rapper from the largely white exurb of Rosemount brought along a full band, horn section, stage props, giddy dancers and an own-the-moment zeal to rule the room that night. Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune, "The year in Minnesota music: best albums and most trying moments," 24 Dec. 2020 On the western edge of Delray Beach, where flower nurseries and turf farms are rapidly giving way to million-dollar homes, a new restaurant named Warren hopes to satisfy the growing sophistication of a blossoming exurb. Ben Crandell, sun-sentinel.com, "New restaurant Warren is whiskey bent and Delray Beach bound," 15 Dec. 2020 Downtown Wilmington resembles a random exurb, except for the clump of drab buildings blistered with bank logos and I-95 cleaving the place in two. Washington Post, "Delaware is famous for corporations, chemicals, chickens — and now, finally, a president," 16 Nov. 2020 Monroe County is an exurb, a community in the far reaches of the suburbs, where many residents put up with a two-hour commute to New York in exchange for plentiful living space. Joshua Jamerson, WSJ, "Joe Biden Gained, Trump Stalled in the Nation’s Suburbs," 9 Nov. 2020 Livingston County is a changing exurb, with strong housing and income growth. Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press, "Trump vs. Biden: Here's how every region of the state plays its part in the race," 23 Oct. 2020 Popov, who turned 28 last week, is a player to watch in the Women’s P.G.A. Championship, which begins Thursday at Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, Pa., a Philadelphia exurb. Bill Fields, New York Times, "After a Cinderella British Open Win, a New Star Adjusts to Golf’s Majors," 8 Oct. 2020 Retiree Lee Houk of Pewaukee, a booming exurb west of Milwaukee, was just as dismissive of the tax claims. Thomas Beaumont, Star Tribune, "Denying, defending and numb: Voters not moved by Trump taxes," 2 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of exurb

1955, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for exurb

ex- + suburb

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“Exurb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exurb. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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