boosterish

adjective
boost·​er·​ish | \ ˈbü-stə-rish How to pronounce boosterish (audio) \

Definition of boosterish

: typical or suggestive of boosters or boosterism : marked by or showing extremely or excessively enthusiastic support for something Beginning in 1943 … American musical theater proffered an upbeat nationalism that mirrored the country's increasingly boosterish mood.— Carol Troyen, American Art, Summer 1993

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of boosterish

1939, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about boosterish

Time Traveler for boosterish

Time Traveler

The first known use of boosterish was in 1939

See more words from the same year

Statistics for boosterish

Cite this Entry

“Boosterish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boosterish. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

Comments on boosterish

What made you want to look up boosterish? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt painting a young scholar and his tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!