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boom town

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noun
  1. a town that has grown very rapidly as a result of sudden prosperity.
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Origin of boom town

First recorded in 1895–1900
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Related Words

metropoliscentermunicipalitydowntownplacecapitalportburgboroughmegalopolisconurbationapplepolis

Examples from the Web for boom town

Historical Examples

  • For two decades it grew as rapidly as ever grew a "boom-town" in the West.

    The Personality of American Cities

    Edward Hungerford


British Dictionary definitions for boom town

boom town

noun
  1. a town that is enjoying sudden prosperity or has grown rapidly
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