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Topic: GEOGRAPHY

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: suburbium, from urbs 'city'

suburb

noun
     
sub‧urb [countable]
SG an area where people live which is away from the centre of a town or city:
a London suburb
suburb of
a suburb of Los Angeles
a kid from the suburbs
in a suburb
Don't you get bored living out here in the suburbs?
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