gold fever


noun
  1. greed and excitement caused by a gold rush.

Origin of gold fever

1
First recorded in 1840–50

Words Nearby gold fever

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How to use gold fever in a sentence

  • When the Klondike gold fever struck the country he was one of the first to succumb to the disease.

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