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 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 Something for the tabletop is equally ideal: while families usually have hand-me-down linens and placemats for special occasions, a young urbanite likely hasn’t made such an investment. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 2 Nov. 2020 Bennett, the savvy urbanite, was the herald telling the city’s dark secrets; Greeley, the rustic intellectual oddball, was the tribune railing against them. James M. Lundberg, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 Mar. 2020 Like urbanites around the world, New Yorkers barred from offices, bars, theaters, and restaurants are crowding into the city’s public spaces, often trampling social distancing rules in the process. Alex Davies, Wired, 13 Apr. 2020 Shandaken Inn Just a few hours from New York City, the Catskills have long been a place for busy urbanites to escape in search of a winter wonderland. Mehera Bonner, Marie Claire, 11 Feb. 2020 Together the three men introduced a generation of young urbanites to the work of Depression-era rural performers like Dock Boggs, Elizabeth Cotten and Blind Alfred Reed. Bill Friskics-warren, New York Times, 17 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of urbanite

1897, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of urbanite was in 1897

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12 May 2021

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“Urbanite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/urbanite. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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