Meaning of BOOM in English


n. & v.

n. a period of prosperity or sudden activity in commerce.

v.intr. (esp. of commercial ventures) be suddenly prosperous or successful. boom town a town undergoing sudden growth due to a boom. boomlet n.

[ 19th-c. US word, perhaps f. BOOM(1) (cf. make things hum) ]

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