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What is babbittry?

What is babbittry? Here are some definitions.

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I had always rejected the suburban ideal of the carefully clipped and methodically poisoned greensward, with its connotations of Babbittry and mundane middle-class aesthetics.
At various times in American history, babbittry and boosterism have been sound political strategies.
The local Congressman is an embodiment of this narcissistic style, and of the sort of Babbittry that accompanies it.
While hilariously assailing the babbittry of the medical profession, Lewis captures the absolute passion for discovery required of a successful scientist.
These stories are all satirical, making fun of Babbittry, small-town hypocrisy and narrow-mindedness, but the humor is mostly as fond as it is pointed, and the characters are never caricatures.
Franklin's concentration on civic well-being and societies for mutual benefit have earned him a reputation for boosterism and Babbittry.

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