Definition of Mudville in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmədvil/


North American
Used allusively to designate the world of baseball, often with reference to a particular team and the disappointment felt after an unexpected loss: the Astros aren’t exactly the Yankees, and the unbridled joy here in Mudville South was short-lived
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  • The punch is gone; there'll be no joy in Mudville; the game is no longer relevant, it's no longer popping.
  • But there is no joy in Mudville: mighty Casey has struck out.
  • Emboldened by the luck of facing a baseball team from Boston in a championship, Mudville anticipates certain victory.


From the fictional locality in the 1888 poem Casey at the Bat, written by Ernest L. Thayer (1863–1940).

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