Share this entry

boosterism Syllabification: boost·er·ism
Pronunciation: /ˈbo͞ostəˌrizəm/

Definition of boosterism in English:


chiefly North American
The enthusiastic promotion of a person, organization, or cause: a barrage of boosterism about the wonderful recreation facilities
More example sentences
  • Younger editors, however, were also more likely to support boosterism, a practice that has tarnished the image of sports departments.
  • We've never encountered such boosterism from a mainstream journalist before.
  • Meanwhile, the fleet footed and well connected have profited from surging exports, a bubbly urban real estate market and, occasionally, government boosterism.

Definition of boosterism in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day exemplum
Pronunciation: ɪɡˈzɛmpləm
an example or model...