Definition of oppidan in English:

oppidan

noun

  • (at Eton College) a pupil who boards in town rather than in the school itself.

    Compare with colleger

adjective

rare
  • Relating to a town; urban.

Origin

Mid 16th century: from Latin oppidanus ‘belonging to a town (other than Rome)’, from oppidum ‘fortified town’.

Pronunciation

oppidan

/ˈɒpɪd(ə)n/