verb (used with object)
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Definition for babbitt (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for babbitt
Babbitt was a 14-year veteran who served four tours with the Air Force .GOP contender for Va. governor could escape censure by ‘clarifying’ remarks about U.S. Capitol rioters|Laura Vozzella|January 22, 2021|Washington Post
Now many of these groups are pointing to Babbitt’s death as cause for further action.'Our First Martyr.' How Ashli Babbitt Is Being Turned Into a Far-Right Recruiting Tool|Vera Bergengruen|January 10, 2021|Time
Timothy McEntee wrote in text messages that Babbitt, of San Diego, was deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq in the Air Force, before other deployments with the National Guard to Kuwait and Qatar.Woman dies after shooting in U.S. Capitol; D.C. National Guard activated after mob breaches building|Washington Post Staff|January 7, 2021|Washington Post
At one point, Powers invokes Milton Babbitt's 1958 essay "Who Cares If You Listen?"
The state turned blue for Bill Clinton and elected two prominent Democratic governors, Bruce Babbitt and Janet Napolitano.John McCain Heats Up November Battle for Arizona at Lunch for Romney|Terry Greene Sterling|April 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Though Babbitt turns ninety this year, Georgie Babbitt still lives and breathes and harrumphs.
What, Babbitt wonders in another quiet moment, is it all about?
The most startling thing about Babbitt today is not its satire but the haunting, if brief, moments of introspection.
It is such accidents as these that are prevented by the use of an easily-melted babbitt metal.
Consequently the babbitt is placed in the bearing box in the form of a thin lining within which the shaft revolves.
These shims provide the method of taking up the wear in the babbitt that will eventually result.
To babbitt any kind of a box, first chip out all of the old babbitt and clean the shaft and box thoroughly with benzine.
When the babbitt has cooled, break the box apart by driving a cold chisel between the two halves.
British Dictionary definitions for babbitt (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for babbitt (2 of 2)
Derived forms of BabbittBabbittry, noun
Word Origin for Babbitt
Cultural definitions for babbitt
(1922) A novel by Sinclair Lewis. The title character, an American real estate agent in a small city, is portrayed as a crass, loud, overoptimistic boor who thinks only about money and speaks in clichés, such as “You've gotta have pep, by golly!”