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Definition of Babbitt noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

Babbitt

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈbæbət//
 
(old-fashioned)
 
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a person who is satisfied with a narrow set of values and thinks mainly about possessions, and making money From the name of the main character in the novel Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis.
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