Definition of Stepford in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈstɛpfəd/


[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
More example sentences
  • 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 the American writer 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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