Monday, February 20, 2017
My Dictionary; Word of the Day
(/ˈərb/ling) adjective derived from the fusion of the Latin noun urbanus / urbs "city" and the Old English "ling", first noted in the occupational suffix "yrþling" (plowman) in the 1590's.
Meaning "an indigenous resident of a city".
As in, (a) "Many of the residents of Metropolis are transplants from the suburbs, if not other states or nations, but many are best defined as urblings - born and raised in the municipality". Or, (b) The folkways, characteristics, and habits of a person or persons who are urblings. As in, "It was unique to the manner of the urblings who frequently visited the establishment. Visitors will not understand."