from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A form of intellectual and artistic culture that has qualities of high culture and mass culture without being either.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A form of middlebrow culture that copies and adulterates high culture.
mid(dlebrow) + cult(ure).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
mid- + cult, coined by Dwight MacDonald in the essay Masscult and Midcult (1960). (Wiktionary)