Definitions for hoovervilleˈhu vərˌvɪl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Hoo•ver•villeˈhu vərˌvɪl(n.)

  1. a collection of huts and shacks housing the unemployed, esp. in the U.S. during the 1930s.

    Category: Government

Origin of Hooverville:

1930-35; after Herbert Hoover+-ville

Wiktionary

  1. Hooverville(Noun)

    Any of many shantytowns established by the homeless in the United States in the Great Depression of the early twentieth century.

  2. Origin: From Herbert Hoover + -ville.

Freebase

  1. Hooverville

    A "Hooverville" is the popular name for shanty towns built by homeless people during the Great Depression. They were named after Herbert Hoover, who was President of the United States during the onset of the Depression and widely blamed for it. The term was coined by Charles Michelson, publicity chief of the Democratic National Committee.

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