Definition of suburban adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈbɜːbən//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɜːrbən//
    Boredom, House location
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  1. 1in or connected with a suburb suburban areas a suburban street life in suburban London Wordfinderisolated, location, neighbourhood, outskirts, provincial, residential, rough, rural, suburban, urban See related entries: House location
  2. 2(disapproving) boring and ordinary a suburban lifestyle See related entries: Boredom
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Latin suburbanus, from suburbium, from sub- ‘near to’ + urbs, urb- ‘city’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: suburban