Hooverville

[ hoo-ver-vil ]
/ ˈhu vərˌvɪl /

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

H. Hoover + -ville, suffix in place names (< French: city < Latin; see villa)
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Example sentences from the Web for hooverville

  • Women could finally stop being Rosie the Riveter; men could stop living in Hooverville tents.

    Grandma-in-Chief|Patricia J. Williams|November 26, 2008|DAILY BEAST