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Modern. Describes something seen as current with the majority culture in the West.
The term urban legend designates a folk tale perceived as more modern than other traditional or culture-specific stories, in spite of the fact that many urban legends do not take place in urban areas.
by jskinner December 07, 2008
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...and the Brit Award for Best Urban Act goes to...

:::pause:::

JOSS STONE!

*stunned silence from audience*
by Whateva Sista! February 10, 2005
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The very political safe way to refer to poor black people that live in a ""very Urban Area"".
People say

"Flint Michigan is very Urban"

The people who live in flint's Urban sections are called "Urbans"

"I feel bad for those Urbans"
by John Smithatics October 31, 2007
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More an interesting snippet of trivia that anything else BUT... did you know that Urban was also the name of a papal lineage in the medieval period? The Crusades were triggered largely by a speech by Pope Urban II at Clermont, France in 1095.
After hearing about the Turkish incursions into the Christian East, Pope Urban II set about preaching the morality of crusading.
by Jimmy (history student) July 13, 2004
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Urban as in Urban Dictionary means something that has been past down from generations of humans or other living organisms or thing.
Urban legends can tell humans a lot about there ancestors.
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A word commonly used by those of lower intelligence, or rednecks, when attempting to tell a story in past tense. Esp. when put under pressure or in the presence of those with higher social standing thus causing an attemp at formality (proper grammar).
John Dyss: Uh, officer what I be tryin... 'Err, been' (pronounced 'urban') tryin ta tell ya is I was busy brandin' ma cows, If ya know what I mean;) , night o' the robbery."
by ClothyMonster April 05, 2011
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