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

  • n. Slang A dull place, thing, or condition: "You're on the down escalator to doubt, dullsville, and despair” ( James Wolcott).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A fictional or generic location that is boring or dull.
  • n. A state or condition of boredom or disinterest.


From dull + -ville, evoking a (fictional) town. (Wiktionary)



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • Not to be mistaken for squaresville. ;-)

    November 1, 2007

  • A hipster noun and/or adjective referring to a person, place or thing that is extremely boring or uninteresting. Usage popular beginning around 1960. And ending soon thereafter.

    November 1, 2007