boost·​er·​ism ˈbü-stər-ˌi-zəm How to pronounce boosterism (audio)
: the activities and attitudes characteristic of boosters

Examples of boosterism in a Sentence

Her article asserts that hometown boosterism keeps people from assessing the crime problem accurately.
Recent Examples on the Web But 100 minutes of boosterism is a lot to sit through, particularly as the city in question is more than 600 miles from the city in which the play is receiving its world premiere. Peter Marks, Washington Post, 29 Sep. 2023 The number-goes-up culture of crypto boosterism found its mark all over the world. WIRED, 29 Sep. 2023 Hessel’s particular version is tinged with the boosterism of girlboss feminism, which is perhaps not surprising for a book born out of an Instagram account, @thegreatwomenartists, also created by Hessel. Jillian Steinhauer, The New Republic, 21 Aug. 2023 Next came a project whose audacity suited the boosterism of the era — a 75,000-seat stadium for a city whose population barely exceeded 500,000. David Wharton, Los Angeles Times, 22 June 2023 Some of these efforts are essentially boosterism: countless people tweet images and videos in support of one side or the other, seemingly irrespective of the accuracy of the information. Elisabeth Braw, Foreign Affairs, 2 May 2022 The challenges are many, ranging from the future of the College Football Playoff to potential realignment into superconferences to the amorphous atmosphere of name, image and likeness and boosterism. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, 28 Apr. 2023 There is nothing wrong with a little New York boosterism. Vulture, 26 Apr. 2023 Parnell quickly secured campaign boosterism from Donald Trump Jr. on Twitter on Tuesday, as GOP rival Jeff Bartos began highlighting Parnell's past criticism of Donald Trump in 2016 — when Parnell was campaigning for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, then Trump's rival for the presidential nomination. Marc Levy, Star Tribune, 11 May 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of boosterism was in 1910

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“Boosterism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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