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Definition of "burb" [burb]

  • Informal A suburb: "when the condos get so dense out in those 'burbs that the deer have to run right through hot tubs” ( Russell Baker). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "burb" in a sentence
  • "When you live in an unincorporated "burb," you don't have to worry about cluttered junk around the yard or my tin building, which is full of old computers; and outside of it, I have gutted Macintoshes and various other digital peripherials."
  • ""Why such sudden interest?" he replied, "Where is the 'burb' on his nose?""
  • "This is terrible news happening right in the 'burb's backyard."
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