mid-Victorian

[ mid-vik-tawr-ee-uh n, -tohr- ]
/ ˈmɪd vɪkˈtɔr i ən, -ˈtoʊr- /

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of the middle portion (about 1850 to 1890) of the reign of Queen Victoria (reigned 1837–1901) in England: mid-Victorian writers.

noun

a person, as a writer, belonging to the mid-Victorian time.
a person of mid-Victorian tastes, standards, ideas, etc.

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Origin of mid-Victorian

First recorded in 1900–05

OTHER WORDS FROM mid-Victorian

mid-Vic·to·ri·an·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for mid-victorian

mid-Victorian

adjective

British history of or relating to the middle period of the reign of Queen Victoria (1837–1901)

noun

a person of the mid-Victorian era
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