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Hooverville

Hooverville

noun Hoo·ver·ville \ˈhü-vər-ˌvil\

Definition of HOOVERVILLE

:  a shantytown of temporary dwellings during the depression years in the United States; broadly :  any similar area of temporary dwellings

Origin of HOOVERVILLE

Herbert Hoover + -ville
First Known Use: 1930

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