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[ skwairz-vil ]
/ ˈskwɛərz vɪl /

noun Slang.

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

Nearby words

squared paper, squared ring, squared splice, squarehead, squarely, squaresville, squaretail, squaretoed, squaring the circle, squarish, squarishly

Origin of squaresville

1955–60, Americanism; square + -s- + -ville, formed by analogy with placenames ending in possessive -s (see 's1) and the suffix -ville Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019