Madison Avenue love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The American advertising industry.
  • adj. Of, relating to, or working in the American advertising industry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An avenue in Manhattan, New York, known as the center of the American advertising industry.
  • proper n. This industry, whatever location.

Etymologies

After Madison Avenue in New York City, the center of American advertising.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Madison Avenue, a north-south avenue in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, where advertising boomed in the 1920s. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • His younger sister, Mrs. Douglas Robinson, lived in New York City, and first at No. 422 Madison Avenue and later at No. 9 East Sixty-third Street, she dispensed hospitality for him and his friends.

    Theodore Roosevelt An Intimate Biography

  • Percey wasn't an attractive woman, but that meant nothing; it had taken Sachs all of one week at Chantelle, the modeling agency on Madison Avenue where she'd worked for several years, to understand the fallacy of the beautiful.

    The Coffin Dancer

  • That's the Museum of Natural History off there across Central Park, very clearly visible from here at the corner of Seventy-first Street and Madison Avenue of a strangely rural New York City.

    Time and Again

  • A Ladurée shop opens on Madison Avenue in mid-July.

    In East Hampton, Ushering in New Shops

  • At the corner of Madison Avenue and Forty-fourth Street Taylor and Ralph Dudley paused and shook hands.

    Mistress of Justice

  • On Chicken Street, the decrepit Madison Avenue of the capital, a bookshop sold American and British newspapers.

    The Longest War

  • I'd taken her to lunch one day, at a Madison Avenue restaurant, inviting Rube and Dr. Danziger, and they'd liked her.

    Time and Again

  • Three time zones away in New York City it was three hours later in the day and the dark-haired forty-year-old man who could have been Indian, or Pakistani, or Iranian, or Syrian, or Lebanese, or Algerian, or Israeli, or Italian was crouching on a bathroom floor inside an expensive Madison Avenue hotel room.

    Bad Luck and Trouble

  • So, when I strolled through the impressively appointed lobby of my Madison Avenue office, the reflection of my uniform of a business suit and the click of the heels of my comfortable Italian loafers on the marble floor provided little solace for my lack of enthusiasm toward the role I played as J. P. Farrell, Investment Consultant and Appraiser of Real Property.

    Manifesting Michelangelo

  • Call me crazy, and say I smoke too much medical marijuana and have gone paranoid if you must, but if Madison Avenue can get all these skanky celebs to convince women that covering themselves in stink water makes them sexy and desirable, then they can pretty much control everything that women do and say and think.

    Roseanne Archy

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