boomlet

noun

boom·​let ˈbüm-lət How to pronounce boomlet (audio)
: a small boom
specifically : a sudden increase in business activity
a stock market boomlet

Examples of boomlet in a Sentence

A few years ago, the town enjoyed a nice boomlet, but since then times have been tough.
Recent Examples on the Web The result: a boomlet of podcasts dedicated to the criminal cases against him. Benjamin Mullin, New York Times, 27 Dec. 2023 Grenache blanc is experiencing a boomlet of popularity in California and elsewhere. Dave McIntyre, Washington Post, 5 Oct. 2023 Presumably the guy has set up here to take advantage of the new hipster traffic on Smith, en route to the French restaurant, the new bars, this weird boomlet that’s pushing the Puerto Ricans out after so long. Rachel Cusk, Harper's Magazine, 27 Sep. 2023 Twenty years later the 2000s garage-rock boomlet appears to have been a cul-de-sac for rock and roll rather than a springboard for bands that might rival Nirvana or R.E.M. in influence. Karan Mahajan, The New York Review of Books, 31 Aug. 2023 His book has ignited a publishing boomlet on Marxism in Japan, with some works attacking his ideas and others supporting them. Hisako Ueno, New York Times, 23 Aug. 2023 To beat summer heat, wine lovers often turn to vinho verde, a light, refreshing wine from northern Portugal that has enjoyed a boomlet the past few years. Dave McIntyre, Washington Post, 22 June 2023 These service businesses are enjoying a boomlet as consumers return to their pre-pandemic lifestyles. David J. Lynch, Washington Post, 6 Feb. 2023 Bognor’s boomlet is unlikely to last. New York Times, 26 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of boomlet was in 1880

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“Boomlet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boomlet. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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