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Definition of "boomtown" [boomtown]

  • A town experiencing an economic or a population boom. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "boomtown" in a sentence
  • "They both obviously convey the notion of boomtown and also represent a boom's inevitable and distressing partner: bust."
  • "They both obviously convey the notion of boomtown and also represent a boom's inevitable and distressing partner:"
  • "It is the site of Mentryville, an oil "boomtown" where people lived between the 1880's and 1930 that is now a hikeable, walkable ghost town."