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Bab·bitt

(bab'it),
Isaac, U.S. inventor, 1799-1862. See: Babbitt metal.
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If whiteness in the novel, as Delton argues, signifies Babbittry, it also signifies the citizenship Neil assumes he carries with him through his racial change.
The cup was of course intended to evoke the image of a street beggar, which is what high-minded PBS would have you think it had been reduced to by appalling congressional Babbittry.
or Madonna, of course, but from the early 1990s into the present, no week has passed without one or two snide print media swipes, part of our rodomontade of xenophobic babbittry.