exurbia

noun
ex·​ur·​bia | \ ek-ˈsər-bē-ə How to pronounce exurbia (audio) ; eg-ˈzər-, ig- \

Definition of exurbia

: the generalized region of exurbs

Examples of exurbia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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First Known Use of exurbia

1955, in the meaning defined above

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“Exurbia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exurbia. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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