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Topic: NATIONALITY AND RACE

Date: 1600-1700
Origin: cosmopolite 'cosmopolitan person' (17-21 centuries), from Modern Latin cosmopolites, from Greek, from kosmos ( COSMOS) + polites 'citizen'

cosmopolitan

1 adjective
     
cos‧mo‧pol‧i‧tan1
1SAN a cosmopolitan place has people from many different parts of the world - use this to show approval:
a vibrant, cosmopolitan city
a lively hotel with a cosmopolitan atmosphere
2 a cosmopolitan person, belief, opinion etc shows a wide experience of different people and places:
Brigitta has such a cosmopolitan outlook on life.
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