: a suburb of wearisomely uniform and usually poorly constructed houses

Word History


sl- (as in slovenly, sleazy) + suburb

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of slurb was in 1962

Dictionary Entries Near slurb

Cite this Entry

“Slurb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slurb. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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