- the suburbsThesaurus: areas in towns or citieshyponym
* * */ˈbɚbz/ nounthe burbsUS informal : the area around a city in which many people live : the suburbs
They bought a house in the burbs.
* * *= ↑suburbs
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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