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slurb Syllabification: slurb

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of slurb in English:


An area of unplanned, poorly constructed suburban development: many visitors leave with the image of the region being a land of sprawling slurbs jammed with millions of people
More example sentences
  • It's one of those towns that has a slurb around it.
  • Many parts of this city turned into a slurb.
  • People have to go where the jobs are, and we all end up squashed into a slurb.


1960s: blend of sl- (from sloppy, sleazy, etc., or slum) and suburb.

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