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[ek-serb, eg-zerb] /ˈɛk sərb, ˈɛg zərb/

a small, usually prosperous, community situated beyond the of a city.

“the outer, prosperous ring of the suburbs,” 1955, American English, from exurban (adj.), by 1838 (it seems to have arisen in the writings of the reform movement focused on getting cemeteries out of cities), from ex- + urban, on model of suburb. Related: Exurbanite; exurbia.


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  • Exurbanite

    [ek-sur-buh-nahyt, eg-zur-] /ɛkˈsɜr bəˌnaɪt, ɛgˈzɜr-/ noun 1. a person who lives in an exurb, especially one who has moved there from a city.

  • Exurbia

    [ek-sur-bee-uh, eg-zur-] /ɛkˈsɜr bi ə, ɛgˈzɜr-/ noun 1. a generalized area comprising the exurbs. /ɛksˈɜːbɪə/ noun 1. (mainly US) the region outside the suburbs of a city, consisting of residential areas (exurbs) that are occupied predominantly by rich commuters (exurbanites) Compare stockbroker belt

  • Exuviae

    [ig-zoo-vee-ee, ik-soo-] /ɪgˈzu viˌi, ɪkˈsu-/ plural noun 1. the cast skins, shells, or other coverings of animals. /ɪɡˈzjuːvɪˌiː/ plural noun 1. layers of skin or cuticle shed by animals during ecdysis n. 1660s, Latin, literally “that which is stripped off,” hence “clothing, equipment, arms, booty, spoils,” from stem of exuere, from PIE *eis- “to dress.”

  • Exuviate

    [ig-zoo-vee-eyt, ik-soo-] /ɪgˈzu viˌeɪt, ɪkˈsu-/ verb (used with or without object), exuviated, exuviating. 1. to cast off or shed (exuviae); molt. /ɪɡˈzjuːvɪˌeɪt/ verb 1. to shed (a skin or similar outer covering)

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