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Middletown

[mid-l-toun] /ˈmɪd lˌtaʊn/
noun
1.
a township in E New Jersey.
2.
a city in SW Ohio, on the Miami River.
3.
a city in central Connecticut, on the Connecticut River.
4.
a city in SE New York.
5.
a town in SE Rhode Island.
6.
a town in E Pennsylvania.

Middletown

[mid-l-toun] /ˈmɪd lˌtaʊn/
noun, (sometimes lowercase)
1.
a typical American town or small city with traditional values and mores.
Origin
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.
Related forms
Middletowner, noun
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Middletown

"typical U.S. middle class community," 1929. The U.S. Geological Survey lists 40 towns by that name, not counting variant spellings.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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