minimetropolis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mini- +‎ metropolis

Noun[edit]

minimetropolis (plural minimetropolises)

  1. A relatively small metropolis.
    • 2008 April 20, Mark Viera, “Question of Age Is Getting Old for Paterno”, New York Times:
      He arrived here 58 years ago and helped transform a onetime cow town into a minimetropolis, a former agricultural college into a prominent university and a football program into a national power.