oppidan

noun
op·​pi·​dan | \ ˈäpədən, -dᵊn \
plural -s

Definition of oppidan

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a resident of a town : townsman
2 obsolete
a : an inhabitant of a university town not a member of the university
b : a university student living in the town rather than at a college
3 : a student at Eton College living in a residence owned by the school but situated in the town outside the limits of the original foundation — compare colleger

oppidan

adjective
\ " \

Definition of oppidan (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to a town or to town as opposed to country

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History and Etymology for oppidan

Noun

Latin oppidanus, from oppidanus, adjective

Adjective

Latin oppidanus, from oppidum + -anus -an

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“Oppidan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oppidan. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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