boom·​let | \ ˈbüm-lət How to pronounce boomlet (audio) \

Definition of boomlet

: 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 After decades where no more than one or two multifamily structures might rise each year, a housing boomlet has made construction crews and wooden framing common sights. John King,, "Berkeley tries on a new movement: the quest to create housing," 16 Feb. 2020 Quinnipiac is not alone in showing a Bloomberg boomlet. oregonlive, "Mike Bloomberg leaps up national polls – thanks in part to surprisingly strong showing among African-Americans," 11 Feb. 2020 Its work is part of a boomlet in efforts to break partisan passion in America as the 2020 election approaches. Nellie Bowles, New York Times, "How to Get Trump Voters and Liberals to Talk: Don’t Make Anyone Sit in a Circle," 3 Nov. 2019 The biggest beneficiary of Pelosi’s strategic delay is probably Klubuchar, who even before Thursday night’s debate was the boomlet candidate of the moment. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, "The Democrats’ Vaudeville Act," 20 Dec. 2019 And ultimately the Gowdy boomlet collapsed within a period of days last month as White House officials said federal lobbying rules could prevent him from starting until January. Anchorage Daily News, "Analysis: White House at war with itself even as it fights impeachment inquiry," 12 Nov. 2019 There are a couple simple reasons why these tariffs are unlikely to create an employment boomlet in the United States. Benjamin Studebaker, The New Republic, "The Real Stakes of Trump’s Trade War With China," 27 Aug. 2019 The new survey suggests the boomlets for California Sen. Kamala Harris and South Bend, Ind., mayor Pete Buttigieg have faded in recent weeks., "Are Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren really in a dead heat? It’s complicated," 27 Aug. 2019 One of the prime movers in that evolution is skeptical about the current boomlet. Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, "At AFI Docs, audiences seem younger than ever. Is it a trend?," 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of boomlet

1880, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of boomlet was in 1880

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3 Apr 2020

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“Boomlet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of boomlet

: a sudden and usually brief increase in business activity : a small boom

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