Meaning of “dormitory town” in the English Dictionary

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"dormitory town" in British English

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dormitory townnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdɔː.mɪ.tər.i ˌtaʊn/ us /ˈdɔːr.mə.tɔːr.i ˌtaʊn/ UK US bedroom community

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

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

"dormitory town" in Business English

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dormitory townnoun [ C ]

uk us UK also dormitory suburb, US bedroom community

a place where many people who work in a bigger town or city live:

Originally a dormitory town for Liverpool merchants, its popularity increased as part of the fashionable seaside resort of New Brighton.

(Definition of “dormitory town” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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