lace-cur·​tain ˈlās-ˈkər-tᵊn How to pronounce lace-curtain (audio)
: copying middle-class attributes : aspiring to middle-class standing

Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lace-curtain was in 1928

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Cite this Entry

“Lace-curtain.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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