gold coast

noun, often capitalized G&C

Definition of gold coast

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an exclusive residential district

Gold Coast

geographical name

Definition of Gold Coast (Entry 2 of 2)

1 region of western Africa on the northern shore of the Gulf of Guinea between the Ivory Coast and the Slave Coast
2 former British colony in the southern Gold Coast region; capital Accra; now part of Ghana

Examples of gold coast in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Fairfield County, Connecticut’s gold coast, is home to ZIP codes with the highest household incomes in the state, but a few in Hartford County rank in the top 10 as well. David Owens,, "Where are the wealthiest ZIP codes in Connecticut?," 12 Sep. 2019 Between profound songwriting, gold coast aesthetics, and a sensual interlude, The Flavr Blue's expression has evolved masterfully. Bianca Alysse, Billboard, "The Flavr Blue Premiere New Album 'Blue Dream,' Discuss Project & How Trump is 'Deceitful'," 25 Oct. 2017

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1919, in the meaning defined above

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“Gold coast.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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