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 Winter hiking on the AT has indeed entered a boomlet, according to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s New England regional director, Hawk Metheny. Outside Online, 6 July 2022 Online wine sales rose from a trickle to a boomlet as consumers became accustomed to buying everything online. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, 30 June 2022 But, like the boomlet in private space travel, aquanauts are having a moment. Dana Goodyear, The New Yorker, 20 June 2022 This recent boomlet of stories regarding the party making a big switch at the top of the ticket is a new, apocalyptic take on the age-old Democrats in disarray story. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 14 June 2022 Basel has long been notorious for lacking midrange hotels, but the past couple of years have seen a boomlet of new arrivals. Adam H. Graham, Travel + Leisure, 27 Feb. 2022 Lately they’ve been witnessing a change of fortune, with President Biden the most pro-union chief executive in decades and art museums (and newspapers) among those creating a unionization boomlet. Los Angeles Times, 18 Oct. 2021 On April 17, 2016, Kerr, the biologist who had sounded an alarm about the first gain-of-function experiments while serving in the Obama White House, emailed six federal colleagues, warning of a boomlet of high-risk research with coronavirus strains. Washington Post, 26 Aug. 2021 Major food companies can see a dinosaur-nugget boomlet. Ellen Byron, WSJ, 28 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of boomlet

1880, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jul 2022

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“Boomlet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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