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Citified \Cit"i*fied\, a. [City +-fy.] Aping, or having, the manners of a city. [1913 Webster] ||

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1819, American English, from city + past participle ending from words in -fy.

  1. Characteristic of the sophisticated customs or dress associated with city life. v

  2. (en-past of: citify)


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adj. being or having the customs or manners or dress of a city person [syn: cityfied, city-bred, city-born]

  1. v. accustom to urban ways; "Immigration will citify the country?"

  2. [also: citified]

Usage examples of "citified".

The flight was like that of citified starlings rising when disturbed to settle again three trees further.

There were some citified moldies lounging around in front, not doing much of anything, and there was a black man beckoning people in from the sidewalk.

He was more slender than the others with a citified appearance that was an amusing contrast to the hard working, physical qualities of his peers.

Few humans had ever visited them, and fewer had returned, for while the citified Blueskins lacked some of the unpleasant habits of their savage brethren, they were inclined to be touchy and had some unpleasant tendencies toward atavism.

Everyone thought that a citified luxury - everyone but the inspector, evidently.

Bech, long mangled by citified cynicism, will now enter Rabbitland, with its safety, its squabbling, its marathon acquisitiveness.

Steve moaned his citified inadequacy while he groped in the dark cave, trying to make his brain remember where the packsack was.

Maybe even more disconcerting, I thought, would be to take one of those citified californians and move her to the Old West.

Too citified to understand that if she went any further she would be trespassingand that she was now on the land of someone scrupulous in his attentions to the gods of the soil and of boundariesLivia Drusa strolled on.

Elven invasion of the city to mercenaries using flashdrakes to slaughter the citified Haladina wholesale.

Described as cosmopolitan and as citified as a Wall Street broker.

I'm not citified like some of these tenderfoots who haul produce from door to door out in the suburbs.