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.

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Cynics might even suspect the boomlet is fluffed by pollsters and consultants hoping to get into his pockets. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, "Starbucks Chief Won’t Stay Hot," 5 June 2018 The chip-key is one of several Clemson-specific touches at The Abernathy and reflects one of the latest boomlets in the lodging industry: investing in hotels on or near college campuses. Maya Sweedler, WSJ, "Hotel Developers Get Into School," 28 Aug. 2018 But recent years have seen a boomlet in transgender literature. Constance Grady, Vox, "How Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’s iconic cover came together," 27 Oct. 2018 Also affecting Namibia’s tourism boomlet is the fact that the country is more accessible than ever. Mary Holland, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Your Next Safari Should Be in Namibia," 6 Nov. 2018 If that weren’t discouraging enough, his retirement last month set off a boomlet of pundits urging him not to run. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "Trump scores on his own goal," 16 July 2018 That boomlet underlines an obvious lesson: American prosperity is made at home, without Washington needing to worry unduly about the foolish trade policies of others. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, "A Foreigner’s Guide to Trade War," 26 June 2018 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

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First Known Use of boomlet

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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