ur·​ban·​ite | \ ˈər-bə-ˌnīt How to pronounce urbanite (audio) \

Definition of urbanite

: a person who lives in a city

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Above & Beyond is teaming with Daybreaker, the popular morning movement class that invites urbanites to an hour of yoga followed by two hours of dancing before heading off to work, for many of these events. Kat Bein, Billboard, "Above & Beyond Announce Yoga Event Series in Conjunction With Their New 'Flow State' LP," 27 June 2019 Learn how the friluftsliv philosophy binds together historical and modern Norway as the central way of life for both the ancient Vikings and today’s pastoralists and urbanites. National Geographic, "Norway High School Expedition," 17 June 2019 Convincing urbanites to abandon their cars will likely require government policies to promote alternative modes of transportation. Julia Rosen, latimes.com, "Here’s how city dwellers can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit global warming," 12 June 2019 Not that farmers need the Internet the way modern urbanites do. James Lileks, National Review, "Plowing the Web," 20 June 2019 Many young American urbanites have resigned themselves to a life of non-ownership, abandoning the dream of their parents and grandparents and great-grandparents before them, often out of financial necessity. Sapna Maheshwari, New York Times, "They See It. They Like It. They Want It. They Rent It.," 8 June 2019 The residents here regard our national bird as urbanites view pigeons—only much more menacing. National Geographic, "Fun Facts About the Bering and Chukchi Seas," 26 Mar. 2019 Two hours west in Durham sits the Pit, a modern place near downtown where urbanites can choose... Jess Bravin, WSJ, "Supreme Court to Deliberate Fate of Partisan Gerrymandering—Again," 24 Mar. 2019 Dear Irving on Hudson 310 West 40th St The question of where to grab a drink pre-or-post theatre has long plagued chic urbanites. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "The New York City Restaurants to Know This Winter," 4 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of urbanite

1897, in the meaning defined above

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