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bab•bitt



Pronunciation: (bab'it), [key]
n.
1. See Babbitt metal.
2. a bearing or lining of Babbitt metal.

adj.
pertaining to or made of Babbitt metal.

v.t.
to line, face, or furnish with Babbitt metal.

Bab•bitt



Pronunciation: (bab'it), [key]
n.
1. Irving, 1865–1933, U.S. educator and critic.
2. Milton Byron, born 1916, U.S. composer.
3. (italics) a novel (1922) by Sinclair Lewis.
4. (often l.c.) a self-satisfied person who conforms readily to conventional, middle-class ideas and ideals, esp. of business and material success; Philistine: from the main character in the novel by Sinclair Lewis.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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