nowheresville

noun
no·​wheres·​ville | \ ˈnō-ˌ(h)werz-ˌvil How to pronounce nowheresville (audio) , -(h)wərz- \

Definition of nowheresville

: nowhere: such as
a : a location lacking identifying or individualizing qualities
b : a place or state denoting failure or relative obscurity a career heading towards nowheresville

Keep scrolling for more

Examples of nowheresville in a Sentence

after years of languishing in nowheresville, she started to make it really big in the art world
Recent Examples on the Web My parents were born in South Korea, but I was born in Los Angeles, raised in a nowheresville suburb on frozen TV dinners and laugh-track sitcoms. Longreads, "My Mongolian Spot," 1 Aug. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'nowheresville.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of nowheresville

1917, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about nowheresville

Time Traveler for nowheresville

Time Traveler

The first known use of nowheresville was in 1917

See more words from the same year

Statistics for nowheresville

Cite this Entry

“Nowheresville.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nowheresville. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on nowheresville

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for nowheresville

Comments on nowheresville

What made you want to look up nowheresville? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

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