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Alternative forms[edit]

  • city-wide

Etymology 1[edit]

city +‎ -wide


citywide (not comparable)

  1. Throughout a city.
    Synonyms: townwide


citywide (not comparable)

  1. Throughout a city.
    • 1965, "Natchez Hurries Bi-racial Talks as Fear Grips the City", Jet, volume XXVIII, number 23, page 14:
      The sale of liquor (which is banned by state law anyhow) at bootlegging liquor stores was banned citywide.
    • 2008, Hana Mastrini, Frommer's Prague & the Best of the Czech Republic, Wiley Publishing, Inc., ↑ISBN, page 260:
      …tickets are available citywide in yellow automated machines at selected stops or at magazine and tobacco shops.
    • 2009, Dominic A. Pacyga, Chicago: A Biography, University of Chicago Press, ↑ISBN, page 170:
      Within a few years, forty-six playgrounds opened citywide.

Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of citywide special (of unknown origin).


citywide (plural citywides)

  1. (slang, chiefly Philadelphia) A combined order of a shot of distilled spirit (especially bourbon) and an order of beer
    • 2015, Aubrey Nagle, "8 places to get a Citywide Special in Philadelphia", PhillyVoice, [1]
      No list of Citywides would be complete without the original. Grab a can of PBR and a shot of Jim Beam for just $3, then stick around for some quality karaoke or the Thursday night Drag Show.