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Hooverville

[ hoo-ver-vil ]
/ ˈhu vərˌvɪl /
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noun

a collection of huts and shacks, as at the edge of a city, housing the unemployed during the 1930s.

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Origin of Hooverville

After (Herbert) Hoover, then-president of the United States + -ville)
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