citified 1828, Amer.Eng., from CITY (Cf. city) + ending from words in -fy. The verb citify is attested from 1865.

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  • Citified — Cit i*fied, a. [City + fy.] Aping, or having, the manners of a city. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • citified — ☆ citified [sit′i fīd΄ ] adj. having the manners, dress, etc. attributed to city people …   English World dictionary

  • citified — adjective Date: 1828 of, relating to, or characteristic of a sophisticated urban style of living < citified tourists > < citified surroundings > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • citified — adjective Characteristic of the sophisticated customs or dress associated with city life. It was not much more citified than it was countrified …   Wiktionary

  • citified — adjective connected with the city or the way people in cities live, especially when this is considered bad: a rural area that has become industrialized and citified …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • citified — /sit i fuyd /, adj. 1. made into a city. 2. having city habits, fashions, etc. Also, cityfied. [1820 30, Amer.; CITY + FY + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • citified — cit|i|fied [ sıtı,faıd ] adjective relating to the behavior or attitudes of people who live in cities. This word shows that you dislike attitudes or behavior like this …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • citified — adj. having city habits, having manners of a city person; made into a city (also cityfied) cit·i·fy || sɪtɪfaɪ v. accustom to city ways; urbanize …   English contemporary dictionary

  • citified — (also cityfied) adjective chiefly derogatory characteristic of or adjusted to a city …   English new terms dictionary

  • citified — cit·i·fied …   English syllables

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