Meaning of “boom town” in the English Dictionary

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"boom town" in British English

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boom townnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbuːm ˌtaʊn/ us /ˈbuːm ˌtaʊn/

Examples from literature

  • He looks to me like one of these confidence men who abound in the western boom towns—men who can talk the other fellow into putting his last cent into some 'sure thing.' 'Sure thing,' he repeated disgustedly. 
  • The place was as busy as a boom town in the oil country. 

(Definition of “boom town” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"boom town" in American English

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boom townnoun [ C ]

us /ˈbum ˌtɑʊn/

(Definition of “boom town” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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