Meaning of “small-town” in the English Dictionary

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"small-town" in British English

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small-townadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈsmɔːl.taʊn/ us /ˈsmɑːl.taʊn/

used to refer to small social groups where ordinary people live:

The film explores the life of small-town America in the 1930s.

(Definition of “small-town” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"small-town" in American English

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small-townadjective

/ˈsmɔlˌtɑʊn/

of or from a small town, and sometimes having a simple or limited quality:

a small-town girl
small-town politics

(Definition of “small-town” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)