Definition of cosmopolitan noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌkɒzməˈpɒlɪtən//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːzməˈpɑːlɪtən//
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  1. 1a person who has experience of many different parts of the world She's a real cosmopolitan.
  2. 2a plant or animal that is found all over the world Insect taxonomists, describing the cosmopolitans, have carefully spelled out their breeding sites.
  3. Word Originmid 17th cent. (as a noun): from cosmopolite ‘ a cosmopolitan person’ + -an.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cosmopolitan

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