-ville


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-ville

suff.
Quality; condition: dullsville.

[From place names ending in -ville (such as Jacksonville), from French, town, from Old French vile, from Latin vīlla, country house, farm; see weik- in Indo-European roots.]

-ville

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

-ville

a combining form extracted from place names ending in -ville, used in the coinage of informal nonce words, usu. 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]