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Definition of "small-town" []

  • Of or characteristic of a small town. (adjective)
  • Limited in outlook or experience; unsophisticated; provincial. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "small-town" in a sentence
  • "His father was a "neighborhood lawyer" -- which is what you call a small-town lawyer whose "town" happens to be Brooklyn, N.Y."
  • "David Rittgers, a legal-policy analyst at the libertarian Cato Institute, said the threshold had become much lower in recent years for federal disaster assistance, with FEMA becoming more involved in what he described as "small-town tornadoes" that might only damage a few structures."
  • "They are the birthright of small-town America, of communities where people belong to and care for one another."