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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: urbanus 'urban, sophisticated', from urbs 'city'

urban

adjective
     
Related topics: Geography
ur‧ban W2 [only before noun]
1SG relating to towns and cities [≠ rural; ↪ suburban]:
unemployment in urban areas
the deprived sections of the urban population
2 relating to music such as rap, R & B, reggae etc that is mainly played by black singers and musicians

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