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

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 Still, many are skeptical that Bakersfield will transform into another glossy, white-collar California exurb. Jill Cowan, New York Times, 11 Dec. 2021 There’s the woman who insists on her right to raise tigers, with possibly dire consequences for the neighbors in her New Jersey exurb. Jeremy Mccarter, WSJ, 1 Oct. 2021 Across the state in Warrenton, an exurb about an hour west of Washington, Youngkin focused narrowly on how the coronavirus pandemic has been handled by schools and the state government, as well as parents' roles in schools. Dan Merica, Eric Bradner And Eva Mckend, CNN, 29 Oct. 2021 At a campaign rally last week in Winchester, a small town in the Shenandoah Valley in one of the fast-growing exurb counties around Washington, Mr. Youngkin made little mention of Mr. Trump, vaccines or the coronavirus. Lisa Lerer, New York Times, 12 Oct. 2021 Meanwhile, an exurb tends to have a higher population density than a rural area. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 4 Oct. 2021 Her father served as a Navy pilot, then took a job flying for FedEx, and Harden and her brother grew up in an exurb of Memphis. Gideon Lewis-kraus, The New Yorker, 6 Sep. 2021 But Sobol, who grew up with her mother and sister in a working-class exurb of Moscow, got hooked on a Soviet miniseries based on the Sherlock Holmes stories. Masha Gessen, The New Yorker, 19 July 2021 He was raised in a housing project in the underprivileged exurb of Trappes, 20 miles west of Paris, one of seven children. Vivienne Walt, Time, 8 June 2021 See More

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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 24 May. 2022.

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