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or Nowheresville

[noh-hwairz-vil, -wairz-] /ˈnoʊ ʰwɛərzˌvɪl, -wɛərz-/
noun, Slang.
a remote or isolated town or village.
a job, position, rank, etc., completely lacking in status, recognition, or a chance for advancement.
anything unrealistic, impractical, or useless.
Origin of nowheresville
nowhere + 's1 or -s1 + -ville, extracted from place names with this element Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "But we're getting into nowheresville, man," the old man complained.

    Pagan Passions Gordon Randall Garrett
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Inferior; tedious; drab: If you're not with it, you're nowhere/ rows of folding chairs, nowheresville decor (1940+)

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the middle of nowhere

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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