Definition of splitsville in US English:



  • The termination of a relationship, especially a romantic or sexual one.

    ‘it's splitsville for Steve and Nikki’
    • ‘Could this mean that Ben and Matt are splitsville?’
    • ‘‘Say a little prayer ‘cause I got a feeling splitsville is just around the corner and it ain't a happy place.’
    • ‘So that's why they go splitsville, and there are so many other people out there waiting for them.’
    • ‘When Fred & Ginger went splitsville after Shall We Dance, Astaire decided that he didn't really need a dame, an idea that tends to work better in theory than practice.’
    • ‘It must suck being heralded as one of the dopest MCs in hip hop, then having nobody buy your records, endless record label hassles and your group going splitsville.’
    • ‘Before memories of the honeymoon in Switzerland, captured on the digicam, could fade away, it was splitsville.’
    • ‘For a while, George moves in with Erin, but later on it's splitsville.’
    • ‘It's been 6 years since one of Ontario's best bands vanished into the oblivion we call splitsville.’
    • ‘And yes, you guessed it, couple splitsville was only a few episodes away.’
    • ‘The birthday wasn't until tomorrow, and Sam was the one who always pushed celebrating it, and since he and Tina were splitsville, he figured nobody around here would remember it.’


1980s: from split + -s- + -ville.