Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A semirural region lying just beyond the suburbs of a city.

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  • noun A residential area beyond the suburbs

Etymologies

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

[ex– + (sub)urb.]

Examples

  • Think about the rise of the "exurb" and gated communities.

    Public Affairs

  • Think about the rise of the "exurb" and gated communities.

    Public Life

  • Think about the rise of the "exurb" and gated communities.

    Non Profit

  • By defining the "exurb" as a discrete cultural unit, and by telling the people whose finances and psychologies put them there that their hopes and fears match the Republican Party's agenda, you're practicing lifestyle-as-politics -- especially when you create a coalition combining exurban with rural folks by pitting them against decadent urban elites.

    Squaring the Frame

  • By defining the "exurb" as a discrete cultural unit, and by telling the people whose finances and psychologies put them there that their hopes and fears match the Republican Party's agenda, you're practicing lifestyle-as-politics -- especially when you create a coalition combining exurban with rural folks by pitting them against decadent urban elites.

    Archive 2005-04-10

  • One Michigan resident to move out was John Bessette, 44, who grew up in suburban Detroit and moved to an exurb of Pittsburgh in August 2010 after commuting there for almost two years.

    Motor City population declines 25%

  • One Michigan resident to move out was John Bessette, 44, who grew up in suburban Detroit and moved to an exurb of Pittsburgh in August 2010 after commuting there for almost two years.

    Motor City population declines 25%

  • —This Miami exurb flourished in the housing boom but has fallen hard during the bust, with one of the highest foreclosure rates in the nation for the past two years.

    Rising Gas Prices Hit Home

  • It made me feel like I was growing up in much less of a rural exurb.

    Artists Only : Scrubbles.net

  • If you work in an office park and live in an exurb, fine.

    Matthew Yglesias » Another Reason for Congestion Pricing

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  • I had never heard this term used before the current U.S. presidential election cycle.

    November 2, 2008

  • apparently it's like a suburb of the suburbs, where really affluent people live.

    November 13, 2008