Definitions

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  • n. The world of suburban villas.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Villas collectively; hence, the persons living in them.

Etymologies

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villa +‎ -dom

Examples

  • Something of the same swift desolation must have come upon the Campagna and the villadom of the Bay of Naples during the ebb of Roman vitality, but this had been a swifter decline.

    The Shape of Things to Come

  • Oxford — between lights, like all towns, at its worst — seemed to say: “Doomed to villadom, cars, and modernity, I am beyond your aid.”

    Over the River

  • Mr. RILEY'S Yorkshiremanship, but I do think he has under-estimated the difficulty of localising the peculiar genius of villadom.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, August 25th, 1920

  • A mile further west, beyond Wallington, which in spite of embracing villadom still keeps an old inn and a pretty, shaded green, is

    Highways and Byways in Surrey

  • The fish-cart, helped by half a crown to the driver, took me past the outlying small-villadom, between long lines of workmen's houses, to narrow cobbled lanes and the purlieus of great factories.

    Mr. Standfast

  • "Far from all the prettinesses of glorified villadom."

    Gossamer 1915

  • At present that convenience is still needlessly expensive in Great Britain, and a scandalously stupid business conflict between telephone company and post-office delays, complicates, and makes costly and exasperating all trunk communications; but even under these disadvantages the thing is becoming a factor in the life of ordinary villadom.

    Anticipations Of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress upon Human life and Thought

  • Before a train could get to any villadom with a cargo of season-ticket holders it would have to circle about this rescued woodland and travel for twenty unprofitable miles, and so once you are away from the main Great Eastern lines Essex still lives in the peace of the eighteenth century, and

    Mr. Britling Sees It Through

  • They do something to the old places -- I don't know what they do -- but instantly the countryside becomes a villadom.

    Mr. Britling Sees It Through

  • No, I should be bored and cold, and the coffins would get on my nerves; and besides, there is something suggestive of smug villadom in the idea of going to die at Highgate.

    Simon the Jester

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