burbs UK [bɜː(r)bz] US [bɜrbz] noun [plural] american informal
the suburbs
Thesaurus: areas in towns or citieshyponym

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/ˈbɚbz/ noun
the burbs
US informal : the area around a city in which many people live : the suburbs

They bought a house in the burbs.

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burbs [burbs] [bɜːbz] [bɜːrbz] noun the burbs plural (NAmE, informal)
= suburbs

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • burbs — [bə:bz US bə:rbz] n [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: suburbs] the burbs [plural] AmE informal the ↑suburbs (=areas around a city where people live) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • burbs — [bʉrbz] pl.n. Informal short for suburbs: see SUBURB (n. 2) * * * …   Universalium

  • burbs — [ bɜrbz ] noun plural AMERICAN INFORMAL the SUBURBS …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • burbs — [bʉrbz] pl.n. Informal short for suburbs: see SUBURB (n. 2) …   English World dictionary

  • burbs — See the burbs …   English idioms

  • burbs — noun the burbs AmE informal the suburbs (=areas around a city) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • burbs — /bɜbz/ (say berbz) plural noun the, Colloquial the suburbs of a city. Also, burbs …   Australian English dictionary

  • burbs — n. suburbs. You re living out in the burbs now? …   English slang

  • 'Burbs — suburbs of a city …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • 'burbs — Australian Slang suburbs of a city …   English dialects glossary

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