adjective, often capitalized M & usually capitalized V

Definition of mid-victorian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of the middle period of the reign (1837–1901) of Queen Victoria mid-Victorian furniture
2a : like one of the mid-Victorian period has a mid-Victorian taste in art
b : old-fashioned, antiquated your attitude is mid-Victorian


noun, often capitalized M & capitalized V
\ " \

Definition of mid-victorian (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : one belonging to the mid-Victorian period
2 : one having the moral or aesthetic standards characteristic or supposedly characteristic of the mid-Victorian period

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for mid-victorian


mid entry 3 + Victorian

Learn More About mid-victorian

Dictionary Entries Near mid-victorian




See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for mid-victorian

Cite this Entry

“Mid-victorian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mid-victorian. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!