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[lev-it-toun] /ˈlɛv ɪtˌtaʊn/

a town on W Long Island, in SE New York.

used figuratively for “generic suburban tract housing,” American English, from the vast planned real estate developments built by the firm Levitt & Sons Inc., the first on Long Island, 1946-51 (more than 17,000 homes), the second north of Philadelphia (1951-55).


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