- 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 of -ville; from French ville, town, city ; from Classical Latin villa: see villa
Quality; condition: dullsville.
Origin of -villeFrom place names ending in -ville (such as Jacksonville), from French, town, from Old French vile, from Latin vīlla, country house, farm; see weik-1 in Indo-European roots.
- Used for many towns in the English- and French-speaking world.
- Also often used to construct fictional and exemplar placenames, such as Nowheresville and Smallville.
From French ville (“town, city”)