boomlet boom‧let [ˈbuːmlət] noun [countable]
a small boom that does not last very long:

• The tax increases will do nothing to stop the current boomlet developing into a fully-fledged boom.

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boomlet UK US /ˈbuːmlət/ noun [C]
ECONOMICS a short period of increased activity, interest, or growth in the economy or a part of the economy: »

By itself, an economic boomlet says little about the long-term health of a country.


Construction created a job boomlet.


a retail/sales/housing boomlet

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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