City Dictionary - The Dictionary with Local Flavor
Search In: Oroville Entire Site

Horrorville

Add to Favorites
Flag
Add Website
Word Category: Places
Related Words: (Add)
 
1 Definition
  1. A slang name for the town of Oroville, CA; Often used by the more fortunate residents when describing the less than desirable aspects of the area: high unemployment, considerable lower-middle class population, conservative politics, scarcity of culture, abundance of roadside fast food strips, etc. Historically, Oroville has roots linking it to California's Gold Rush era. Its name is coined from the Spanish word for gold ("oro") and a truncated, slang diminutive for village (-ville), thus inspiring its local promotional tagline, "The City of Gold." Posted by: agw on Jan 06, 2010 (1) (0)
Photos
Posted by: agw
(0) (0)
 

All Categories in Oroville

Places Places Events Events Schools Schools
 
Close

What makes a good definition?

  • Share your valuable knowledge and experience. We want you to add definitions that add local flavor to your city's dictionary. Feel free to define the term by adding your personal perspective and opinion.
  • Be courteous. Please be respectful in your definitions.
  • Be clear. It’s so important that visitors know exactly what you mean, in your definitions please use clear, descriptive language.

The following is NOT allowed:

  • Hate speech. Please refrain from using hateful language that will offend fellow citizens.
  • Insults and obscenities. When you add a definition, you are posting to the public domain. Avoid insulting fellow citizens, especially with vulgar language or sexually explicit references.
  • Factual inaccuracies. Please make sure that information in your entries is accurate.
  • Violation of law. Do not violate any city, state, or federal law. Do not post copyrighted material. Do not threaten other citizens or invade their privacy in any way.
Oroville Tagline
"Create a tagline in 140 characters or less." Edit
Poll