Definition of ghost town
: a once-flourishing town wholly or nearly deserted usually as a result of the exhaustion of some natural resource
Examples of ghost town in a sentence
After all the gold was mined, the place became a ghost town.
First Known Use of ghost town
GHOST TOWN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ghost town for English Language Learners
: a town that no longer has any people living in it : an abandoned town
GHOST TOWN Defined for Kids
Definition of ghost town for Students
: a town where all the people have left
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