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Nov 12, 2008
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exurb

PRONUNCIATION:
(EK-suhrb)

MEANING:
noun: A residential area outside a city and beyond its suburbs, typically inhabited by well-to-do families.

ETYMOLOGY:
A blend of ex- + suburb.

USAGE:
"Housing tracts in farm fields aren't the only odd sights showing up in spreading exurbs like this one north of Columbus."
Dems Send Aid Into Traditionally GOP Exurbs; The Associated Press; Jun 11, 2008.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
This country will not be a permanently good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a reasonably good place for all of us to live in. -Theodore Roosevelt, 26th US President (1858-1919)

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