dullsville


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dulls·ville

 (dŭlz′vĭl)
n. Slang
A dull place, thing, or condition: "You're on the down escalator to doubt, dullsville, and despair" (James Wolcott).
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dullsville

(ˈdʌlzvɪl)
n
1. a thing, place, or activity that is boring or dull
2. the state of being bored
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dullsville

[ˈdʌlzvɪl] N (US) it's dullsville hereesto es un muermo
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