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ˈbæb ɪtbab·bitt

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  1. Babbitt metal, babbittverb

    an alloy of tin with some copper and antimony; a lining for bearings that reduces friction

  2. babbittverb

    line with a Babbitt metal


  1. Babbittnoun

    A person who subscribes complacently to materialistic middle-class ideals

  2. Etymology: Named for American inventor Isaac Babbitt (1799–1862)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Babbittverb

    to line with Babbitt metal


  1. Babbitt

    Babbitt, first published in 1922, is a novel by Sinclair Lewis. Largely a satire of American culture, society, and behavior, it critiques the vacuity of middle-class American life and its pressure toward conformity. An immediate and controversial bestseller, Babbitt is one of Lewis’s best-known novels and was influential in the decision to award him the Nobel Prize in literature in 1930. The word "Babbitt" entered the English language as a "person and especially a business or professional man who conforms unthinkingly to prevailing middle-class standards".

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Babbitt in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Babbitt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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  1. Troy Nehls:

    Babbitt didn't even see him there, ashli Babbitt didn't even know that there was a gun being drawn at her. She would have never jumped through the damn window if she would have known that. Ashli Babbitt was murdered that day.

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    a disposition that is confused or nervous and upset
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