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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A section of coastal western Africa along the Gulf of Guinea roughly corresponding to present-day Ghana. It was named for the large quantities of gold formerly found in the area and brought to the coast for sale.
  • A former British colony (1874–1957) on the Gold Coast, now part of Ghana.

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  • proper noun A city in southeast Queensland, Australia
  • proper noun historical A former British colony in Africa, consisting of what is now Ghana

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  • noun a republic in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea
  • noun a rich neighborhood noted for expensive homes and luxurious living; usually along a coastal area

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Examples

  • Barack Obama is winning by a huge margin, Campbell, in Miami and what they call the Gold Coast in the state of Florida.

    CNN Transcript Oct 29, 2008

  • The northern territory had always seemed like an afterthought, even in the days when the colony was known as the Gold Coast.

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  • The northern territory had always seemed like an afterthought, even in the days when the colony was known as the Gold Coast.

    Spellbound

  • The northern territory had always seemed like an afterthought, even in the days when the colony was known as the Gold Coast.

    Spellbound

  • In Ghana, which was known as the Gold Coast under British rule, Kwarteng says the presence of the British government was minimal.

    News

  • All the homes at Pebble are decent, but Lacob's little stretch of fairway is known as the Gold Coast, because the views and homes there make other Pebble denizens feel like pikers.

    SFGate: Don Asmussen: Bad Reporter

  • With a population of 753000, it is often referred to as the Gold Coast, and has a reputation of being one of the safest and most affluent places in the country.

    WN.com - Business News

  • With a population of 753000, it is often referred to as the Gold Coast, and has a reputation of being one of the safest and most affluent places in the country.

    WN.com - Business News

  • It is often referred to as the Gold Coast, and has a reputation of being one of the safest populated places and one of the most affluent places in the country.

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  • Kwarteng's father was educated in what was then called the Gold Coast, in a leafy Anglican school emulating the English public school, down to its Winchester-educated English headmaster, becoming an administrator of post-imperialism as a Commonwealth Secretariat economist.

    Kwasi Kwarteng: The rising star of politics and letters | profile

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