Slang and synonyms for “urban”


Source: arch.columbia.edu

Source: arch.columbia.edu

As a follow-up to terms for “rural,” here’s my list of positive and demeaning terms for “urban.”

  • Asphalt jungle
  • Built
  • Built environment
  • Built-up
  • Citified
  • Concrete jungle
  • Conurbation
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Dense
  • Downtown
  • Inner City
  • Manhattanized
  • Megalopolis
  • Metropolis
  • Metropolitan
  • Micropolitan
  • Midtown
  • Overbuilt
  • Sprawl
  • Uptown
  • Urbane
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