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boom-and-bust

boom-and-bust
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [boom and buhst]
    • /bum ænd bʌst/
    • /buːm ənd bʌst/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [boom and buhst]
    • /bum ænd bʌst/

Definition of boom-and-bust word

  • adjective boom-and-bust characteristic of a period of economic prosperity followed by a depression. 1

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Origin of boom-and-bust

First appearance:

before 1940
One of the 7% newest English words
First recorded in 1940-45

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Parts of speech for Boom-and-bust

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

boom-and-bust popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 31% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 70% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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