- town, city: used in place names: Evansville
- ☆ place or condition characterized by, fit for, or filled with: freely used in slang terms, typically derogatory, often with an infixed -s-: dullsville
Origin: from French ville, town, city from Classical Latin villa: see villa
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Origin: From place names ending in -ville (as Jacksonville), from French, town, from Old French vile, from Latin vīlla, country house, farm; see weik-1 in Indo-European roots.