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 History of this Word

"ville" is from "villa" (country house) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
Centerville
vaudeville
Tocqueville
splitsville

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-ville" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates place, person, group, or situation. Often pejorative. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-ville illustration Don't be thrown by its name... Dullsville is a real nifty place!
-ville illustration Ha...what a change from Pleasantville days, when things like 'sportsmanship' was taught as a badge of honor to all.