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  • n. A small boom, as in business, politics, or the birth rate.

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  • n. A small period of rapid growth in a market.


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boom +‎ -let


  • Much of this boomlet is due to increased oil prices, of course.

    Russia’s Hope, Michael Munger | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • The financial boomlet is most marked in key creative class strongholds such as Manhattan, Boston and San Francisco, as well as their surrounding, super-affluent suburbs.

    The Smackdown Of The Creative Class

  • In some circles Oprah Winfrey is considered a political sage; there's even been a kind of boomlet for her potential as a vice presidential candidate.

    The O'Reilly Factor

  • Well, if the productivity revolution -- at least as it is now unfolding -- won't save us, maybe the new baby "boomlet" will.

    Will America Grow Up Before It Grows Old?

  • The post election "boomlet" had cushioned inefficient companies to some extent and the banks had been more accommodating than usual with new businesses.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The Washington Post, have argued that ElBaradei's return has created an environment in which the United States can play a positive role in advancing the cause of reform if the Obama administration approaches the ElBaradei "boomlet" with "less caution."

    Feed for

  • Wasn't this latest "boomlet" significantly milder than the one on 3 / 18?

    The Orange County Register - Homepage

  • Well, I don't think anyone is going to be encouraging such activity again any time soon, given this story, which tells us that unwed birth rates in this country have reached an all-time high (though, as the story tells us, the economic slump will probably bring an end to the "boomlet," if comparisons to the Great Depression period hold up here also) …


  • Gawker rightly whacks this "boomlet" of the head of Fox News, Roger Ailes, running for president in 2012: This is of course a winking meta-joke, though it's not labeled as such.


  • could well translate into a temporary stock 'boomlet'.

    The Daily Reckoning


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  • Perhaps this refers to the world's smallest nuclear explosion or the effects of the atomic toaster?

    Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

    December 15, 2007

  • sausurges lead to baloney money?

    December 15, 2007

  • Noo, stock market runs procreate bulls in abundance. And bulls make far better sausurges.

    December 15, 2007

  • bilby: Wouldn't that be an bomblette?

    boomlet - what your pig will give birth to during periods of heightened economic growth and stock market surges.

    December 15, 2007

  • An exploding omlette?

    December 15, 2007

  • Not an omelette.

    December 15, 2007

  • A favorite of Thomas Ricks of the Washington Post.

    November 10, 2007