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

Definition of urbanite

: a person who lives in a city

Examples of urbanite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Michael is a successful New York City real-estate broker who, despite being a dazzling urbanite, is also emotionally clueless. John Anderson, WSJ, 28 July 2022 Chinlund and Reeves were excited that this journey saw Bruce Wayne as an urbanite. Jazz Tangcay, Variety, 6 Mar. 2022 Ty, an urbane urbanite, has to deal with tent poles and bugs; Stephen is of a generation not necessarily familiar with discussing and exploring their feelings with their grown kid. Chris Jones, chicagotribune.com, 6 Feb. 2022 Former urbanite Lee has slowly gotten used to their lives on the farm over the past six years. Maggie Hiufu Wong, CNN, 8 Sep. 2021 Haramaty says one of her proudest achievements is converting her late father from a detached urbanite into a mothing fan. Shi En Kim, Smithsonian Magazine, 19 July 2021 Like my former self, a childless urbanite perhaps overly fond of a bottomless mimosa brunch, the pre-maternal rat will always choose eating snacks over hanging out with rat pups. Dina Litovsky, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 Apr. 2021 Jake played the part of a well-heeled, physically fit urbanite obsessed with killing a bear. Hal Herring, Field & Stream, 27 Dec. 2020 Driving around southwestern Michigan with Kolberg in his pickup on a hot August afternoon, across a landscape planed by glaciers, even a lifelong urbanite could spot the farms that had planted cover crops. Tim Folger, National Geographic, 17 Nov. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of urbanite

1897, in the meaning defined above

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“Urbanite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/urbanite. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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