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boomburb Syllabification: boom·burb
Pronunciation: /ˈbo͞omˌbərb/

Definition of boomburb in English:


An outlying residential district of a city that is expanding rapidly: a sprawling boomburb of nearly 800,000 people
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  • Strip malls are commonplace on the outskirts of boomburb and decaying town alike.
  • In a world where place matters less and less, where place is being obscured by boomburbs, microburbs, and edge cities, I loved the name 'St. Petersburg Times'.
  • Boomburbs have emerged in the wake of higher cost of living, congestion and lack of open spaces in cities, literally pushing any new development on the fringes of city-limits.


Early 21st century: from boom2 + suburb.

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