Simple Definition of gold rush
: 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
Examples of gold rush
the California gold rush of 1849
First Known Use of gold rush
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