boosterism

noun
boost·​er·​ism | \ ˈbü-stər-ˌi-zəm How to pronounce boosterism (audio) \

Definition of boosterism

: 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 The technology is complicated, and the hyperbolic nature of some of the crypto-industry’s boosterism — remember those cringe-worthy Super Bowl ads? — could lead you to conclude this is all just one big con. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 May 2022 Does this sound like a bit of Midwestern boosterism? Will Gray, Fortune, 12 May 2022 His boosterism of Brexit helped achieve a surprise referendum win. Washington Post, 4 May 2022 Indeed, the hubbub around cryptocurrency, NFTs and the metaverse, including sky-high valuations for startups, has a familiar ring to O'Reilly, who sees echoes of the dot-com boom and bust in the breathless boosterism around blockchain. Dan Patterson, CBS News, 10 Feb. 2022 Indeed, the hubbub around cryptocurrency, NFTs and the metaverse, including sky-high valuations for startups, has a familiar ring to O'Reilly, who sees echoes of the dot-com boom and bust in the breathless boosterism around blockchain. Dan Patterson, CBS News, 10 Feb. 2022 Although heavy on boosterism, the exhibits don’t ignore reality. Washington Post, 3 Feb. 2022 That’s layered over a national political environment in which the appearance of California boosterism can be a liability, even for Democrats like the president. New York Times, 13 Mar. 2022 Indeed, the hubbub around cryptocurrency, NFTs and the metaverse, including sky-high valuations for startups, has a familiar ring to O'Reilly, who sees echoes of the dot-com boom and bust in the breathless boosterism around blockchain. Dan Patterson, CBS News, 10 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of boosterism

1910, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

31 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Boosterism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boosterism. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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