Definition of urbanite in US English:



  • A person who lives in a city or town.

    ‘such countryside leisure activities suck in large numbers of urbanites and their cars’
    • ‘We also learned that the Bohemian section of town was where young urbanites came to feel cool.’
    • ‘The decor is muted, the linen crisp and the beds offer maximum comfort for weary urbanites, with thoughtful additions such as books, magazines and upmarket toiletries in every room.’
    • ‘Some hoteliers in the city say that urbanites are getting fed-up with chicken.’
    • ‘In the 19th century, bourgeois urbanites known as flâneurs strolled the streets, passively observing the urban landscape.’
    • ‘That side emphasizes the skills that have long been most common in cities and among urbanites: facility with culture, language, and graphics.’
    • ‘Young people look for jobs in cities, but often lose out to better educated urbanites.’
    • ‘The deepening of the urbanization campaign has turned millions of farmers into urbanites.’
    • ‘Most men registered with the agency are between the ages of 35 and 45, while women going there are mostly young and wish to marry urbanites and live the city life.’
    • ‘No longer the preserve of shoppers, Glasgow's town centre is becoming home to a new breed of urbanites.’
    • ‘Many urbanites in southern Europe flee their sweltering cities for the mountains or coast in summer.’
    • ‘However, the flashing of repeated images of drought in many parts of the State on television has succeeded in convincing many urbanites about the need for regulating their water use.’
    • ‘I feel strongly that this debate is being driven primarily by desire to destroy the freedom and recreation of one group of the rural community when a vast number of urbanites can no longer identify with our rural heritage.’
    • ‘Sometimes, they even bring along their home-raised poultry for some sales bargaining with nutrition-conscious urbanites.’
    • ‘However, despite the massive awareness programme that has been launched here, most urbanites still haven't realised the seriousness of the situation, he feels.’
    • ‘At the same time, urbanites are also leaving cities for smaller regional towns.’
    • ‘So I think it advisable that the media scale back the intensity and magnitude of its coverage of extravagant lifestyles that some rich urbanites have the privilege to enjoy.’
    • ‘For the urbanites who are used to the hustle-bustle of the city life, a day in wilderness is an altogether different experience.’
    • ‘Few urbanites understand the panic the city brings on in country bumpkins.’
    • ‘With no troublesome dividing walls, trendy urbanites are in thrall to these vast, open-plan structures because of the ease with which they can be turned into airy, loft-style homes.’
    • ‘He's a confirmed urbanite now, a city dweller for over 30 years.’