Stepford

Stepford
Stepford [step′fərd ]
adj.
[after the title characters in The Stepford Wives (1972), science-fiction novel by Ira Levin, programmed to be traditional, perfectly compliant helpmates]
resembling an automaton in being conformist and submissive, unemotional, mechanical, etc.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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