noun \ˈba-bət\

Definition of BABBITT

:  a person and especially a business or professional man who conforms unthinkingly to prevailing middle-class standards
Bab·bitt·ry \-bə-trē\ noun
Bab·bitty \-tē\ adjective

Origin of BABBITT

George F. Babbitt, character in the novel Babbitt (1922) by Sinclair Lewis
First Known Use: 1923


biographical name \ˈba-bət\

Definition of BABBITT

Irving 1865–1933 Am. scholar


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