Babbittry

Babbittry

[bab-i-tree]
noun (often lowercase)
the attitude and behavior of a Babbitt.
Also, Babbitry.


Origin:
1925–30; Babbitt + -ry

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To Babbittry
Collins
World English Dictionary
Babbitt (ˈbæbɪt)
 
n
derogatory (US) a narrow-minded and complacent member of the middle class
 
[C20: after George Babbitt, central character in the novel Babbitt (1922) by Sinclair Lewis]
 
'Babbittry
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature