Origin of Dust Bowl
British Dictionary definitions for dust bowl (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for dust bowl (2 of 2)
Cultural definitions for dust bowl
A parched region of the Great Plains, including parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Texas, where a combination of drought and soil erosion created enormous dust storms in the 1930s. The novel The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck, describes the plight of the “Okies” and “Arkies” uprooted by the drought and forced to migrate to California.