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

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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

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First Known Use of nowheresville

1917, in the meaning defined above

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“Nowheresville.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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