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gold rush

noun

: a situation in which many people go quickly to a place where gold has been discovered because they hope to find more gold and become rich

Full Definition of GOLD RUSH

1
:  a rush to newly discovered goldfields in pursuit of riches
2
:  the headlong pursuit of sudden wealth in a new or lucrative field
gold rush·er \-ˈrə-shər\ noun

Examples of GOLD RUSH

  1. the California gold rush of 1849

First Known Use of GOLD RUSH

1876

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