boom town

noun
a town that has grown very rapidly as a result of sudden prosperity.
Also, boomtown.


Origin:
1895–1900

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boom town
 
n
a town that is enjoying sudden prosperity or has grown rapidly

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To many it is a boom town, sprawling, uncultured and ugly.
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