AskDefine | Define cosmopolite

Dictionary Definition

cosmopolite n : a sophisticated person who has travelled in many countries [syn: cosmopolitan]

User Contributed Dictionary





  1. One who is at home in every place; a citizen of the world; a cosmopolitan person
  2. the butterfly, painted lady


Extensive Definition

Cosmopolitan may refer to:
Cosmopolite may also refer to:
  • World citizen, one who eschews traditional geopolitical divisions derived from national citizenship
  • Cosmopolite (butterfly), Vanessa cardui, also known as the "Painted Lady"
  • Kosmopoliet, launched in 1854, said to have been the first Dutch clipper

See also

cosmopolite in Bulgarian: Космополитън
cosmopolite in German: Cosmopolitan
cosmopolite in French: Citoyen du monde
cosmopolite in Japanese: コスモポリタン (曖昧さ回避)
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