Pronunciation: (bab'it),[key] —n. 1. See Babbitt metal. 2. a bearing or lining of Babbitt metal.
—adj. pertaining to or made of Babbitt metal.
—v.t. to line, face, or furnish with Babbitt metal.
Pronunciation: (bab'it),[key] —n. 1. Irving, 1865–1933, U.S. educator and critic.
2. Milton Byron, born 1916, U.S. composer.
3. (italics) a novel (1922) by Sinclair Lewis.
4. (often l.c.) a self-satisfied person who conforms readily to conventional, middle-class ideas and ideals, esp. of business and material success; Philistine: from the main character in the novel by Sinclair Lewis.