ex·​ur·​bia ek-ˈsər-bē-ə How to pronounce exurbia (audio)
: the generalized region of exurbs

Examples of exurbia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rendered in acrylic, water and pencil, Marie Ringwald’s unpopulated slice of exurbia can be seen as either calm or edgy. Washington Post, 11 Aug. 2021 It’s the latest sign that metro Detroit’s construction of entry-level housing, which once surged only in townships at the edge of sprawling exurbia, has returned with vigor to the region’s core — Detroit’s inner-ring suburbs. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, 16 Nov. 2020 Kent Eken and David Tomassoni, both from Greater Minnesota; Republicans Roger Chamberlain, Karin Housley and Warren Limmer, all representing exurbia; and Rochester Republicans Carla Nelson and David Senjem. Star Tribune, 13 Nov. 2020 The film quality is slightly grainy, the color washed out, as shots of Vegas exurbia streak past. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, 10 July 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of exurbia was in 1955

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“Exurbia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exurbia. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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ex·​ur·​bia ek-ˈsər-bē-ə How to pronounce exurbia (audio)
: the region of exurbs

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