Gilded Age

Gilded Age

noun
the period in the U.S. c1870–98, characterized by a greatly expanding economy and the emergence of plutocratic influences in government and society.
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Main Entry:  Gilded Age
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  in the US, a period c 1870 to 1898 (or World War I), which was marked by the growth of industry and wealth which supported materialism and political corruption
Etymology:  coined by Mark Twain
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