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Definition of "boosterism" [boosterism]

  • The highly supportive attitudes and activities of boosters: "the civic pride and heady boosterism that often accompany rising property values” ( New York). (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 "boosterism" in a sentence
  • "Evidently, statin boosterism is just as rampant among British cardiologists."
  • "Several people who know Kristol describe his Palin boosterism — his very public campaign to persuade John McCain to put her on the Republican ticket — as a schoolboy-like infatuation, sparked when a Weekly Standard cruise docked in Juneau."
  • "I'm not sure that sort of overeager boosterism is really necessary, though he certainly does share some overlapping qualities with those creators."