new town


: an urban development comprising a small to medium-sized city with a broad range of housing and planned industrial, commercial, and recreational facilities

Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of new town was in 1918

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“New town.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

New·​town ˈnü-ˌtau̇n How to pronounce Newtown (audio)
town in southwestern Connecticut on the Housatonic River east of Danbury population 27,560

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