babbitry


babbitry
n. behavior characteristic of a self-satisfied middle-class person (also babbittry)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Babbitry — /bab i tree/, n. (often l.c.) Babbittry. * * * …   Universalium

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  • Babbittry — /bab i tree/, n. (often l.c.) the attitude and behavior of a Babbitt. Also, Babbitry. [1925 30; BABBITT + RY] * * * …   Universalium

  • Babbittry — n. behavior characteristic of a self satisfied middle class person (also babbitry) …   English contemporary dictionary