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squaresville

[ skwairz-vil ]
/ ˈskwɛərz vɪl /
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noun Slang.

a thing, place, etc., regarded as conventional, unfashionable, or conservative.

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Origin of squaresville

An Americanism first recorded in 1955–60; square (in the slang sense “conventional, conservative”) + ’s1 + -ville
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