boomtown

noun boom·town \ ˈbüm-ˌtau̇n \
|Updated on: 14 Jun 2018

Definition of boomtown

: a town enjoying a business and population boom

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1896

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  • : a town that experiences a sudden growth in business and population : a booming town


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