a person regarded as having conventional, middle-class tastes or opinions, and, often, as being pretentious or pseudo-intellectual
of or for a middlebrow
One who is somewhat cultured, with conventional tastes and interests; one who is neither highbrow nor lowbrow.
Origin of middlebrowmiddle + (high)brow and (low)brow.
Generally pejorative, implying pretension and vulgarity - aspiring and appropriating high culture, but not appreciating it. On occasion instead used positively.
- A person or thing that is neither a highbrow or lowbrow, but in between.