from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal A person with the sophisticated manner and dress traditionally associated by rural people with city dwellers.

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  • n. One accustomed to a city or urban lifestyle or unsuited to life in the country.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a city dweller with sophisticated manners and clothing


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  • So there we have it, I told Hannah, as I rose to answer the banging on my door: one Munyamulenge farmer-soldier, one crippled Mau Mau warhorse and one French-educated city slicker deputising for his father.

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