Definitions

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  • n. One engaged in booming the market or a political candidate for office; one who works up a boom.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One engaged in booming the market or a political candidate for office; one who works up a boom.

Etymologies

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From boom +‎ -ster.

Examples

  • But the factory-syren voice of the modern "boomster" touches whole sections of the reading public no more than fog-horns going down Channel.

    Anticipations Of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress upon Human life and Thought

  • And at last he saw the predicted slump begin to come in the year 1913, when the boomster dodged the boomerang of inflated and speculative values; when east and west the farmers, crimped by high railway rates and cost of materials, machinery and labour, ceased to be the backbone of Canadian buying.

    The Masques of Ottawa

  • You know, we here in Canada have not quite outgrown our boomster instincts.

    The Next Five Years in Canada

  • He is the extreme antithesis to the Imperial boomster of

    War and the future: Italy, France and Britain at war

  • The American is without a peer as pioneer on land, in mine, in forest; but the boomster, who invariably follows on the heels of that pioneer, is also the most expert "houn 'dawg" to rouse the wildcatter.

    The Canadian Commonwealth

  • Bat's floater was working for a Chicago boomster, who had issued a magazine to boom Western real estate, suburban lots seven miles from a flat car, which was all there was of the city.

    The Freebooters of the Wilderness

  • The individual digger, the hardy, hearty, independent man who took toll of the riches of the earth by the might of his own arm and for his own proper benefit without intermediary has gone for ever, and the soulless corporation, the boomster, and the politician have taken his place.

    Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer

  • But I've resisted the devil by prayers and fasting; and, by George, sir, I wouldn't swap my modest victory for the vogue of the biggest boomster in England!

    The Big Drum A Comedy in Four Acts

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