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boom town

noun
1.
a town that has grown very rapidly as a result of sudden prosperity.
Also, boomtown.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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  • To many it is a boom town, sprawling, uncultured and ugly.
British Dictionary definitions for boom town

boom town

noun
1.
a town that is enjoying sudden prosperity or has grown rapidly
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