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noun (sometimes lowercase)
a typical American town or small city with traditional values and mores.

after a pseudonymously named town studied in a book with the same title (1929) by U.S. sociologists Robert S. Lynd (1892–1970) and Helen Merrell Lynd (1896–1982); the town actually studied was Muncie, Ind.

Middletowner, noun
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"typical U.S. middle class community," 1929.
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