There she was last Thursday, hanging out at the reopening of the boom boom Room at the Standard Hotel.
boom—less than 60 seconds in, and a match had exploded in the gas tank.
They listen for the rumble of F16s or the boom of naval cannons.
“boom,” my boyfriend whispered to me softly when he noticed me looking out the window.
New York in the 1920s was iridescent, and its boom was spontaneous.
He said that the boom was open for hours each night, so that a small thing could get away.
I pulled in, and the effect was to bring the boom over the deck.
The old man took the wheel; we got the boom amidships, and he jammed her into the wind until she had hardly any way.
At Plymouth a boom blocked the entrance, but other places had not even this defense.
Papa came home beaming with the delicious feeling that money was flowing in and that he was having a boom.
mid-15c., earliest use was for bees and wasps, probably echoic of humming. The meaning "make a loud noise" is 15c. Cf. bomb. Meaning "to burst into prosperity" (of places, businesses, etc.) is 1871, American English. Related: Boomed; booming. Boom box first attested 1978.
"long pole," 1540s, from Scottish boun, borrowed from Dutch boom "tree, pole, beam," from a Middle Dutch word analogous to Old English beam (see beam (n.)).
Wonderful; fashionable; outstanding; great (1990s+ Canadian students)
Marijuana (1950s+ Narcotics)