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middlebrow

[ mid-l-brou ]
/ ˈmɪd lˌbraʊ /
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noun Informal.
a person of conventional tastes and interests in matters of culture; a moderately cultivated person.
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Origin of middlebrow

1920–25; middle + brow, on the model of highbrow, lowbrow

OTHER WORDS FROM middlebrow

mid·dle·brow·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for middlebrow

middlebrow
/ (ˈmɪdəlˌbraʊ) derogatory /

noun
a person with conventional tastes and limited cultural appreciation
adjective Also: middlebrowed
of or appealing to middlebrowsmiddlebrow culture

Derived forms of middlebrow

middlebrowism, noun
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