Cosmopolite



[koz-mop-uh-lahyt] /kɒzˈmɒp əˌlaɪt/

noun
1.
a person who is in his or her ideas, life, etc.; citizen of the world.
2.
an animal or plant of worldwide distribution.
/kɒzˈmɒpəˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
a less common word for cosmopolitan (sense 1)
2.
an animal or plant that occurs in most parts of the world
n.

late 16c., “man of the world; citizen of the world,” from Greek kosmopolites “citizen of the world,” from kosmos “world” (see cosmos) + polites “citizen” (see politic). In common use 17c. in a neutral sense; it faded out in 18c. but was revived from c.1800 with a tinge of reproachfulness (opposed to patriot).

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