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[boo-stuh-riz-uh m] /ˈbu stəˌrɪz əm/
the action or policy of enthusiastically promoting something, as a city, product, or way of life:
boosterism about the latest world's fair.
Origin of boosterism
1910-15; booster + -ism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for boosterism


the practice of actively promoting a city, region, etc, and its local businesses
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