1
: practical
down-to-earth traveling tips
2
: unpretentious
surprised to find the movie star so down-to-earth
down-to-earthness noun

Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of down-to-earth was in 1922

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“Down-to-earth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/down-to-earth. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

down-to-earth

adjective
ˌdau̇n-tə-ˈ(w)ərth
1
: practical sense 3
down-to-earth advice
2
: unpretentious
a down-to-earth person
down-to-earthness noun

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