-ville definition by Webster's New World
- 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
-ville definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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.