Hooverville

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noun Hoo·ver·ville \ˈhü-vər-ˌvil\

Definition of Hooverville

  1. :  a shantytown of temporary dwellings during the depression years in the U.S.; broadly :  any similar area of temporary dwellings

Origin and Etymology of hooverville

Herbert Hoover + -ville


First Known Use: 1930

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