boom town

or boomtown

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

Origin of boom town

First recorded in 1895–1900

Words Nearby boom town Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use boom town in a sentence

  • It presents with striking vividness a picture of the rise and fall of a boom town.

    Curly | Roger Pocock

British Dictionary definitions for boom town

boom town

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

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