Definition of boomtown
: a town enjoying a business and population boom
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In boomtown Seattle, the benefits of growth mostly go to the top, while the costs already are heaped, disproportionately, on the middle and bottom.
Los Alamos rapidly became a science boomtown; its population exploded to 8,000 scientists, support staff, members of the military and their families, most living in barracks-style housing and Quonset huts.
Taylor's legacy is thousands of splendid photographs — many of them from glass negatives — of the people of a wilderness hamlet that became a lumber boomtown after the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad ran a spur to it in 1901.
The college junior spent the summer looking for work in boomtowns of southern China.
News of her absence coursed through the boomtowns, travelling from porch to porch, from store to store. Fuelling the unease were reports that another Osage, Charles Whitehorn, had vanished a week before Anna had.
In addition to the concrete, the need would emerge for what would essentially be traveling boomtowns for workers.
His neighborhood, on the edge of what was once a prosperous oil boomtown, had long been running out of basics like corn flour and bread.
There is no major club within 150 miles — the nearest Bundesliga rival is Hertha Berlin — and the city, once part of East Germany, is a boomtown known to locals as Hypezig.
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: a town that experiences a sudden growth in business and population : a booming town
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