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

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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 His Martin is a nowhere man of great distinction, stuck in a nowheresville of a movie. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, 19 Mar. 2021 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, 1 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of nowheresville

1917, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nowheresville was in 1917

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Dictionary Entries Near nowheresville

nowhere

nowhere near

nowheres

nowheresville

nowhere to be found

no whit

nowhither

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Cite this Entry

“Nowheresville.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nowheresville. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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