Definition of Stepford in English:


Syllabification: Step·ford
Pronunciation: /ˈstepˌfərd


[as modifier]
  • Denoting someone who is regarded as robotically conformist or obedient: it seems that colleges want to produce a generation of PC-driven Stepford students
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    • All too often, however, she sounds less like a domestic goddess and more like a Stepford wife.
    • When this bin liner was full I tied it up and put it in the grey bin like a dutiful Stepford wife.
    • But what does a Stepford husband do for recreation?


from The Stepford Wives, the title of a 1972 novel by Ira Levin (1929–2007), in which Stepford is the name of a fictional idyllic suburb where the men have replaced their wives with robots.

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