Babbittry
noun see Babbitt I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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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 — noun narrow minded materialism …   Wiktionary

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

  • babbittry — bab·bitt·ry …   English syllables

  • Babbittry — Bab•bitt•ry or Bab•bit•ry [[t]ˈbæb ɪ tri[/t]] n. (often l.c.) the attitude and behavior of a Babbitt • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • Babbittry — /ˈbæbətri/ (say babuhtree) noun (also lower case) 1. the condition or quality of being a Babbitt. 2. the group of people who manifest the qualities of being a Babbitt …   Australian English dictionary

  • babbittry — …   Useful english dictionary

  • babbitt — ☆ babbitt1 [bab′it ] n. Babbitt metal vt. to line or cover with Babbitt metal ☆ babbitt2 or Babbitt [bab′it ] n. [after George Babbitt, title character of a satirical novel (1922) by Sinclair Lewis] a smugly narrow and conventional person… …   English World dictionary

  • babbitry — noun see babbittry * * * /bab i tree/, n. (often l.c.) Babbittry. * * * Babbˈittry, Babbˈitry or Babbˈittism noun • • • Main Entry: ↑Babbitt …   Useful english dictionary

  • Babbitt — I. noun Etymology: George F. Babbitt, character in the novel Babbitt (1922) by Sinclair Lewis Date: 1923 a person and especially a business or professional man who conforms unthinkingly to prevailing middle class standards • Babbittry noun •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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