One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Suburban, specifically with reference to the immoral or licentious practices of the suburbs, especially of London; (now) of or relating to suburbia.
A person who resides in a suburb. Now also: a resident of suburbia.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Philemon Holland (1552–1637), translator. From classical Latin suburbium suburb + -an. In later use probably also partly from suburbia + -an.
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