noun Etymology: Herbert Hoover + -ville Date: 1933 a shantytown of temporary dwellings during the depression years in the United States; broadly any similar area of temporary dwellings

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  • Hooverville — cerca de Portland, Oregón Hooverville fue el nombre por el que se conocían los asentamientos irregulares construidos por las personas sin hogar durante la Gran Depresión en Estados Unidos. Tienen este nombre debido a que el Presidente de los… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Hooverville — in Portland (Oregon) (1936) Hooverville ist in den Vereinigten Staaten ein umgangssprachlicher Name für Elendsviertel innerhalb von Siedlungen. Sie entstanden vorwiegend infolge der Weltwirtschaftskrise in den USA und sind nach damaligen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hooverville — 1933, American English, from U.S. president Herbert C. Hoover (1874 1964), who was in office when the Depression began, + common place name ending ville. Earlier his name was the basis of Hooverize economize on food (1917) from his role as… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Hooverville — A Hooverville was the popular name for a shanty town built by homeless men in the depression years. The term was coined by Charles Michelson, publicity chief of the Democratic National Committee. [Hans Kaltenborn, It Seems Like Yesterday (1956) p …   Wikipedia

  • Hooverville — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Hoover. Hooverville le long de la rivière Willamette à Portland, Oregon (Arthur Rothstein). Hooverville est un terme anglais désignant une …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Hooverville — /hooh veuhr vil /, n. a collection of huts and shacks, as at the edge of a city, housing the unemployed during the 1930s. [H. HOOVER + ville, suffix in place names ( < F: city < L; see VILLA)] * * * …   Universalium

  • Hooverville — noun Any of many shantytowns established by the homeless in the United States in the Great Depression of the early twentieth century …   Wiktionary

  • Hooverville — n. shantytown of temporary housing for the poor and homeless during the 1930s Great Depression period in the U.S.A.; area of temporary residence …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hooverville — hoo·ver·ville …   English syllables

  • Hooverville — Hoo•ver•ville [[t]ˈhu vərˌvɪl[/t]] n. gov a collection of huts and shacks housing the unemployed, esp. in the U.S. during the 1930s • Etymology: 1930 35; after Herbert Hoover+ ville …   From formal English to slang

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