ersatz_read (ersatz_read) wrote in 1word1day,

Monday word: rurban

rurban \ˈrər-bən, ˈrr-\, adj.
Of, relating to, or constituting an area which is chiefly residential but where some farming is carried on.

Etymology:  As you would expect, 'rurban' is a blend of 'rural' and 'urban'.

The term has been around since about 1915, and might have been coined by Charles Josiah Galpin (1864-1947), a professor specializing in rural life studies.
Tags: adjective, r, wordsmith: ersatz_read

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