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English definition of “hicksville”


noun [U]     /ˈhɪks.vɪl/ US informal disapproving
a small town or village that is not interesting and not modernTowns, cities and villages (general)
(Definition of hicksville noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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