Meaning of “dormitory suburb” in the English Dictionary

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"dormitory suburb" in British English

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dormitory suburbnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdɔː.mɪ.tər.i ˌsʌb.ɜːb/ us /ˈdɔːr.mə.tɔːr.i ˌsʌb.ɝːb/ Australian English

a place from which many people travel in order to work in a bigger town or city

(Definition of “dormitory suburb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)