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Hooverville

[hoo-ver-vil] /ˈhu vərˌvɪl/
noun
1.
a collection of huts and shacks, as at the edge of a city, housing the unemployed during the 1930s.
Origin
H. Hoover + -ville, suffix in place names (< French: city < Latin; see villa)
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Hooverville

noun

A slum of makeshift shacks where unemployed workers live

[1930s+; fr President Herbert Hoover, who was president during the early years of the Great Depression]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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