from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal One who is somewhat cultured, with conventional tastes and interests; one who is neither highbrow nor lowbrow.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Neither highbrow or lowbrow, but somewhere in between.
- n. A person or thing that is neither a highbrow or lowbrow, but in between.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who is neither a highbrow nor a lowbrow
middle + (high)brow and (low)brow.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
By analogy with highbrow and lowbrow. The term first appeared in Punch (1925) and later was used by Virginia Wolf (1930's) in an unsent letter to the New Statesman, published as a chapter in the book "The Death of a Moth and Other Essays" (1942). (Wiktionary)