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[ek-sur-bee-uh, eg-zur-] /ɛkˈsɜr bi ə, ɛgˈzɜr-/

a generalized area comprising the exurbs.
(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


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