Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A dull place, thing, or condition.

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

Etymologies

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

Examples

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  • 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

  • Not to be mistaken for squaresville. ;-)

    November 1, 2007