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Word of the Day 01/23/20 Oppidan

Playing catch up with word of the day.

This would have been the word of the day for January 23.

Oppidan (adjective, noun)
oppidan [ op-i-duh n ]


adjective
1. of a town; urban.

noun
2. a townsman.

WORDS RELATED TO OPPIDAN
downtown, civil, metropolitan, civic, central, municipal, popular, public, town, village, burghal, citified

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Origin: 1530–40; < Latin oppidānus, equivalent to oppid(um) town + -ānus -an

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OPPIDAN
From the absence of his name on the college lists, it may be inferred that he was an Oppidan.
HENRY FIELDING: A MEMOIR|G. M. GODDEN

The convivial entertainments of Check nights and Oppidan dinners had already become institutions of a past age.
BOATING|W. B. WOODGATE

On the other hand while 'meridian' and 'quartan' are French, 'publican', 'veteran', and 'oppidan' are Latin.
SOCIETY FOR PURE ENGLISH TRACT 4|JOHN SARGEAUNT

Oppidan, op′i-dan, n. at Eton, a student who is not a foundationer or colleger.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 3 OF 4: N-R)|VARIOUS

But now oppidan life extended beyond these walls; and houses, streets, villas and gardens spread into the plain on all sides.
THE BISHOP'S SECRET|FERGUS HUME

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