gold rush

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noun

a large-scale and hasty movement of people to a region where gold has been discovered, as to California in 1849.

Nearby words

  1. gold note,
  2. gold plate,
  3. gold point,
  4. gold record,
  5. gold reserve,
  6. gold rush, california,
  7. gold standard,
  8. gold star,
  9. gold stick,
  10. gold therapy

Origin of gold rush

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80

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British Dictionary definitions for gold rush

gold rush

noun

a large-scale migration of people to a territory where gold has been found
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