bytown etymology

English word bytown comes from English by-, English toon

Detailed word origin of bytown

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
by- English (eng) Prefix denoting nearness or roundaboutness. Prefix meaning secondary, incidental, or parallel to (usually non-productive) town or city.
toon English (eng) (Geordie) A town. A southeast Asian and Australian tree (Toona ciliata or Toona australis) of the mahogany family with fragrant dark red wood and flowers that yield a dye.. The wood of this tree. (Can we verify([ [...]
bytown English (eng) A subsidiary or subordinate town. A town that has its own name and postal code, but which is governed by another town.

Words with the same origin as bytown

Descendants of by-
bybidder bycatch bydweller byelection byfall byfellow byform byground byhanger byland byline bymatter bypass bypath byplay byproduct byrunning bysitter byspeech bystander bystreet bytalk bywalk bywork
Descendants of toon
Toon Army