Definition of Babbitry in English:

Babbitry

(also Babbittry)

noun

North American
  • Behaviour and attitudes characteristic of or associated with the character George Babbitt; especially materialistic complacency and unthinking conformity.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Sinclair Lewis (1885–1951), novelist. From the name of George F. Babbitt + -ry.

Pronunciation

Babbitry

/ˈbabɪtri/