Hooverville

noun
Hoo·​ver·​ville | \ ˈhü-vər-ˌvil How to pronounce Hooverville (audio) \

Definition of Hooverville

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

First Known Use of Hooverville

1930, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Hooverville

Herbert Hoover + -ville

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“Hooverville.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hooverville. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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