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

Word History


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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Cite this Entry

“Rurban.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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