• (British) IPA: /ˌkɒz.məˈpɒl.ɪ.tən/
  • (America) IPA: /ˌkɑz.məˈpɑl.ɪ.tən/


  1. inclusive; affecting the whole world.
  2. (of a place or institution) composed of people from all over the world.
  3. (of a person) at ease in any part of the world; familiar with many cultures.
  4. (biology, ecology) growing or living in many parts of the world; widely distributed.
    • 2005, David K. Yeates, ‎Brian M. Wiegmann, The Evolutionary Biology of Flies (page 372)
      Domestication and the evolution of anthrophilic traits in houseflies and some drosophilids have allowed certain species to attain cosmopolitan status.
Translations Translations Translations Noun

cosmopolitan (plural cosmopolitans)

  1. A cosmopolitan person; a cosmopolite.
  2. A cocktail containing vodka, triple sec, lime juice and cranberry juice.
  3. A butterfly, Vanessa cardui

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