Definition of Babbitt noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbæbɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbæbɪt//
(North American English)
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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.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Babbitt