noun Informal.
a person of conventional tastes and interests in matters of culture; a moderately cultivated person.

1920–25; middle + brow, on the model of highbrow, lowbrow

middlebrowism, noun
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middlebrow (ˈmɪdəlˌbraʊ)
1.  a person with conventional tastes and limited cultural appreciation
2.  of or appealing to middlebrows: middlebrow culture

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middlebrow definition

  1. mod.
    middle-class; average or mediocre. (Between highbrow and lowbrow.) : She has average middlebrow tastes and drives a midsized Chevrolet.
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