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splitsville Syllabification: splits·ville
Pronunciation: /ˈsplitsvil/

Definition of splitsville in English:


The termination of a relationship, especially a romantic or sexual one: it’s splitsville for Steve and Nikki
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  • So that's why they go splitsville, and there are so many other people out there waiting for them.
  • ‘Say a little prayer ‘cause I got a feeling splitsville is just around the corner and it ain't a happy place.
  • When Fred & Ginger went splitsville after Shall We Dance, Astaire decided that he didn't really need a dame, an idea that tends to work better in theory than practice.


1980s: from split + -s- + -ville.

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