Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Mid 16th century; French from French urbain or Latin urbanus (see urban)
  • cosmopolitan
  • polished
  • uncultured
  • unrefined
having the polish and suavity regarded as characteristic of sophisticated social life in major cities
She moved to New York City to live out her reality television inspired urbane dreams.
Usage Over Time

Stay Connected

Sign up to receive the word of the day, sent straight to your inbox.

By submitting this form, you are agreeing to our Terms of Use.