boom town

or boom·town


noun

a town that has grown very rapidly as a result of sudden prosperity.

Nearby words

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  2. boolean sum,
  3. boom,
  4. boom box,
  5. boom shot,
  6. boom, sonic,
  7. boom-and-bust,
  8. boom-or-bust,
  9. boomer,
  10. boomer state

Origin of boom town

First recorded in 1895–1900

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British Dictionary definitions for boom town

boom town

noun

a town that is enjoying sudden prosperity or has grown rapidly
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