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