cosmopolitan

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cosmopolite +‎ -an.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌkɒz.məˈpɒl.ɪ.tən/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌkɑz.məˈpɑl.ɪ.tən/
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Adjective[edit]

cosmopolitan (comparative more cosmopolitan, superlative most cosmopolitan)

  1. all-inclusive; affecting the whole world.
  2. (of a place or institution) composed of people from all over the world.
  3. (of a person) at ease in any part of the world.
  4. (biology, ecology) growing or living in many parts of the world; widely distributed.

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Noun[edit]

cosmopolitan (plural cosmopolitans)

  1. A cosmopolitan person; a cosmopolite.
    • 1934, Agatha Christie, chapter 3, in Murder on the Orient Express, London: HarperCollins, published 2017, page 25:
      'She is extremely rich. A cosmopolitan.'
  2. A cocktail containing vodka, triple sec, lime juice and cranberry juice.
  3. A butterfly, Vanessa cardui

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