Entry from US English dictionary
A town undergoing rapid growth due to sudden prosperity: the automobile was in its heady adolescence, and Detroit was America’s newest boom town
More example sentences
- It is not merely an oil town, a farm town, or a boom town; it just is.
- Instead of a mining boom town, Coolidge was an agricultural boom town founded on a bountiful cotton crop in 1925.
- He has lived in suburbs and cities since a brief period in his childhood in the 50's, when he lived in the medium sized boom town of Midland before going to Andover.
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Syllabification: boom town
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