small-town

[ smawl-toun ]
/ ˈsmɔlˈtaʊn /

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of a town or village: a typical, small-town general store.
provincial or unsophisticated: small-town manners.

Origin of small-town

First recorded in 1880–85
Related formssmall-town·er, noun
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Word Origin and History for small-town

small-town


adj.

"unsophisticated, provincial," 1824, from noun phrase, from small (adj.) + town.

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