boom·let | \ ˈbüm-lət \

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.

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Oil prices are rising again, which could lead to a boomlet, but the town is keen not to repeat the mistakes of the past. The Economist, "How a small town in North Dakota got its groove back," 7 June 2018 Locally, the Milwaukee area has seen a boomlet in self-storage facilities, including some that add a bit of sheen to a sector communities sometimes have shunned as undesirable. Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Self-storage units surge in Milwaukee because 'people don’t like to get rid of stuff'," 17 Apr. 2018 Fueled by a tech boomlet, Dane is adding people at a faster rate than any county its size between Minnesota and Massachusetts. Craig Gilbert, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Dane County is undergoing an economic boom, but its one-sided politics have huge consequences," 1 Feb. 2018 The 18-year-old grew up in Echo Park at the dawn of the L.A. indie rock boomlet. August Brown,, "Arrow de Wilde's Starcrawler dives into the L.A. indie scene like it was born to rock," 31 Jan. 2018 The most important reason for this global boomlet is somewhat boring: After eight years of central banks printing money to help businesses and companies recover from the global financial crisis, the entire world finally seems to be growing. Derek Thompson, The Atlantic, "The Myth of the ‘Trump Miracle’," 20 Dec. 2017 The most important reason for the single-payer boomlet is the health policy failures of Republicans. Reihan Salam, Slate Magazine, "How single-payer went from a pipe dream to mainstream.," 9 June 2017 But when the current China construction boomlet—and iron-ore prices—eventually lose steam, Glencore’s strategy of smaller payouts combined with opportunistic acquisitions may end up looking smarter. Nathaniel Taplin, WSJ, "Glencore Bets Heavy on an Electric Car Future," 10 Aug. 2017 Unlike the mid-2000s, when GDP growth was buffeted by an unsustainable rise in mortgage debt, this boomlet doesn’t seem to be driven by aberrant debt or ahistorical trade imbalances. Derek Thompson, The Atlantic, "Why Does the Stock Market Keep Going Up?," 18 Oct. 2017

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1880, in the meaning defined above

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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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