rurban

adjective

rur·​ban ˈrər-bən How to pronounce rurban (audio)
ˈru̇r-
: of, relating to, or constituting an area which is chiefly residential but where some farming is carried on

Word History

Etymology

blend of rural and urban

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rurban was in 1915

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“Rurban.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rurban. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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