Definition of Boomtown

1. Noun. A town that experienced (or is experiencing) a period of rapid growth due to some temporary activity. ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Boomtown

1. a prospering town [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Boomtown

boomlike
boomorah
booms
boomsayer
boomsayers
boomshanka
boomslang
boomslange
boomslanges
boomslangs
boomster
boomsters
boomstick
boomtime
boomtimes
boomtown (current term)
boomtowns
boomy
boon
boondie
boondies
boondock
boondocked
boondocking
boondocks
boondoggle
boondoggled
boondoggler
boondogglers
boondoggles

Literary usage of Boomtown

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine (1892)
"They might not have succeeded even then had it not been for a young lady in boomtown who was going back to the same school, ..."

2. Adventure Guide to the Alaska Highway by Ed Readicker-Henderson (2006)
"Once almost as big a boomtown as Skagway, living off the miners headed north, the town collapsed ... As with any boomtown, though, this didn't last long. ..."

3. Adventure Guide to the Inside Passage and Coastal Alaska by Lynn Readicker-Henderson (2002)
"It's a town where the downtown area is considered liberal, the valley conservative. Once a boomtown for gold prospectors, it's now a boomtown for govern- ..."

4. Adventure Guide Inside Passage & Coastal Alaska by Ed Readicker-Henderson (2006)
"It's a town where the downtown area is considered liberal, the valley, less than 10 miles away, conservative. Once a boomtown for gold prospectors, ..."

5. Jason Edwards by Hamlin Garland (1897)
"I. IT was a very quiet day in boomtown, an intolerably hot, ... boomtown was the usual prairie town, absolutely treeless, built mainly of wood, ..."

6. Modern English Prose by George Rice Carpenter, William Tenney Brewster (1908)
"I've got a good claim out near boomtown — a ... We're close t' boomtown, an' we can go down there to church sociables an' things, and they're a jolly lot ..."

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