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

Word History

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of boosterish was in 1939

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“Boosterish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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