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Related to Babbittry: babbitry
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.]
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or Bab•bit•ry(ˈbæb ɪ tri)
n. (often l.c.)
the attitude and behavior of a Babbitt.
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