villadom

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

villa +‎ -dom

Noun[edit]

villadom (uncountable)

  1. The world of suburban villas.
    • 1902, Herbert George Wells, Anticipations:
      At present that convenience is still needlessly expensive in Great Britain, and a scandalously stupid business conflict between telephone company and post-office delays, complicates, and makes costly and exasperating all trunk communications; but even under these disadvantages the thing is becoming a factor in the life of ordinary villadom.
    • 1919, Hope, Anthony, The Secret of the Tower:
      [] turning to the right again, but more sharply, the wayfarer found himself once more in villadom, but a villadom more ornate, more costly, with gardens to be measured in acres—or nearly.