Babbittry


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Bab·bitt

 (băb′ĭt)
n.
A narrow-minded, self-satisfied person with an unthinking attachment to middle-class values and materialism.

[After George F. Babbitt, , the main character in the novel Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis.]

Bab′bitt·ry n.

Bab•bitt•ry

or Bab•bit•ry

(ˈbæb ɪ tri)

n. (often l.c.)
the attitude and behavior of a Babbitt.
[1925–30]
Translations
matérialisme petit-bourgeois
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