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Durban, noun

The name of the largest city in KwaZulu-Natal, a port and holiday resort, used attributively in special collocations:
Durban July [Shortened form of Durban July Handicap], July sense 1; also attributive;
Durban poison slang [see kif], a particularly potent type of dagga (marijuana) cultivated in KwaZulu-Natal; South African dagga generally; DP noun1. See also dagga noun2 sense 1, Tegwini.
1927 J.T. Wallace in Outspan 8 Apr. 17Valuable stakes are the vogue — the Christmas Handicap of £6,000, the Durban July £5,000.
1993 Fair Lady 21 Apr. 76Dagga, commonly known as Durban poison, is one of South Africa’s most sought-after exports in the international drug market.
The name of the largest city in KwaZulu-Natal, a port and holiday resort, used attributively in special collocations:
Derivatives:
So Durbanite noun, a resident of Durban.
1894 E.N. Thomas How Thankful We Should Be 7We amuse ourselves by watching the ordinary street life of Durban. We miss the hurry and bustle of Adderley-street; Durbanites take things ‘sootjes’.
1992 K. Mkhize in Natal Witness 4 Jan. 5Pietermaritzburg folks..should rather be encouraging Durbanites to think big about the numbers which are stretching their resources and take heed of the fact that Durban is the second fastest growing city in the southern hemisphere.

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