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 But the Cuomo boomlet also points to the broader role personalities play in our politics. Osita Nwanevu, The New Republic, "How The New York Times Blew the Cuomo Story," 17 Mar. 2021 Pollsters say Netanyahu’s campaign blitz may produce a boomlet of 50,000 or so votes for his Likud party. Washington Post, "In turnabout, Netanyahu courts Arab voters he once called a threat," 18 Mar. 2021 The latter has already happened to dozens of baseball networks after last year’s boomlet in streaming carriage of those channels. Rob Pegoraro, Forbes, "Analyst Report: The Pay-TV Bundle Looks Even More Doomed—And Streaming Won’t Save It," 2 Mar. 2021 In many places, including Texas, that’s driven a battery boomlet, helped along by the growth of variable renewable energy sources and falling battery prices. Gregory Barber, Wired, "When the Grid Goes Down, Can a Fleet of Batteries Replace It?," 24 Feb. 2021 The boomlet is happening mostly in eco-conscious cities including San Francisco, Portland, Ore., and Durham, N.C. Jane Black, WSJ, "Take the Guilt Out of Takeout," 14 Jan. 2021 In the two weeks since commercial flights began between Tel Aviv and the Emirati cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Israelis have caused a remarkable tourism boomlet in the Gulf nation. Washington Post, "Package-tour diplomacy: Thousands of Israeli tourists flock to Dubai after peace deal," 14 Dec. 2020 This prescription stands out in stark contrast to today’s boomlet in race-reductive analyses of American inequality and social injustice. Adolph Reed Jr., The New Republic, "Beyond the Great Awokening," 8 Dec. 2020 That’s spurred a boomlet of longer-term vacation rentals, says Melanie Fish, a family-travel expert for booking platform Vrbo. National Geographic, "A guide to renting a house during a pandemic," 3 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of boomlet

1880, in the meaning defined above

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4 May 2021

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“Boomlet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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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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