Entry from US English dictionary
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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