Middletown

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[ mid-l-toun ]
/ ˈmɪd lˌtaʊn /

noun (sometimes lowercase)

a typical American town or small city with traditional values and mores.

Origin of Middletown

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after a pseudonymously named town studied in a book with the same title (1929) by U.S. sociologists Robert S. Lynd (1892–1970) and Helen Merrell Lynd (1896–1982); the town actually studied was Muncie, Ind.

Related forms

Mid·dle·town·er, noun

Definition for middletown (2 of 2)

Middletown

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[ mid-l-toun ]
/ ˈmɪd lˌtaʊn /

noun

a township in E New Jersey.
a city in SW Ohio, on the Miami River.
a city in central Connecticut, on the Connecticut River.
a city in SE New York.
a town in SE Rhode Island.
a town in E Pennsylvania.
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