a combining form extracted from placenames ending in -ville, used in the coinage of informal nonce words, usually pejorative, that characterize a place, person, group, or situation (dullsville; disasterville; Mediaville) or that name a condition (embarrassmentville; gloomsville).
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How to use -ville in a sentence
Palais Galliera, Musée de la mode de la Ville de Paris, open September 28 through January 26.Azzedine Alaïa Retrospective Opens at Palais Galliera in Paris | Sarah Moroz | September 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
This scenery “reminded him how pretty Ville Rose still was.”
Draper purchased a cool blue 1962 Cadillac Coupe de Ville when he became a partner at Sterling Cooper.Don Draper and Jay Gatsby: Two Men With a Parallel and Lurid Past | Jean Trinh | April 30, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Wolfe was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and at the age of five, moved to Pétion-ville, Haiti, where she grew up.Meet Jenna Wolfe and Stephanie Gosk, NBC's Lesbian Power Couple | Marlow Stern | March 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Hotel de Ville was the appointed place of rendezvous for the swarming multitudes.Madame Roland, Makers of History | John S. C. Abbott
The proceedings of the day end with a benediction at an altar erected in front of the Htel de Ville.
The carillon rung from the Belfry, guns were fired, and a ceremony in honour of the event took place in the Htel de Ville.
From this Htel de Ville 'the numerous statuettes with which the building was once embellished have all disappeared.'
Thence they went to the market-place, which was between the church and the Htel de Ville.
British Dictionary definitions for -ville
slang, mainly US (denoting) a place, condition, or quality with a character as specified: dragsville; squaresville
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