a combining form extracted from place names ending in -ville, used in the coinage of informal nonce words, usually pejorative, that characterize a place, person, group, or situation (dullsville; disasterville; Mediaville ) or that name a condition (embarrassmentville; gloomsville ).

ultimately < French ville city; see bidonville

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n and adj combining form
slang chiefly (US) (denoting) a place, condition, or quality with a character as specified: dragsville; squaresville

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suffix sporadically in vogue since c.1840 (cf. dullsville, palookaville), abstracted from the -ville in place names (Louisville, Greenville, etc.), from O.Fr. ville "town," from L. villa (see villa).
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