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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [smawl toun]
    • /smɔl taʊn/
    • /smɔːl taʊn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [smawl toun]
    • /smɔl taʊn/

Definitions of small-town word

  • adjective small-town of, relating to, or characteristic of a town or village: a typical, small-town general store. 1
  • adjective small-town provincial or unsophisticated: small-town manners. 1
  • adjective small-town provincial, unenlightened 1

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Origin of small-town

First appearance:

before 1880
One of the 23% newest English words
First recorded in 1880-85

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Parts of speech for Small-town


small-town popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 40% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 69% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for small-town

adj small-town

  • cliquish — If you describe a group of people or their behavior as cliquish, you mean they spend their time only with other members of the group and seem unfriendly towards people who are not in the group.
  • divisional — the act or process of dividing; state of being divided.
  • factional — of a faction or factions.
  • inward-looking — person
  • localized — to make local; fix in, or assign or restrict to, a particular place, locality, etc.

adjective small-town

  • district — a division of territory, as of a country, state, or county, marked off for administrative, electoral, or other purposes.
  • local — low-cal.
  • localised — localisation
  • neighborhood — the area or region around or near some place or thing; vicinity: the kids of the neighborhood; located in the neighborhood of Jackson and Vine streets.
  • neighbourhood — Standard spelling of neighborhood.

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