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

Synonyms & Antonyms for nowheresville


anonymity, facelessness, namelessness, nowhere, obscurity, silence


celebrity, fame, notoriety, renown

Visit the Thesaurus 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

Statistics for nowheresville

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for nowheresville

The first known use of nowheresville was in 1917

See more words from the same year

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).


an act or instance of editing or removing

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What's that Smell?! Quiz

  • wide eyed dog smelling rose
  • Someone who is hircine smells like a:
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Syn City

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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