adjective see Babbitt I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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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