gold rush

gold rush

gold rush ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a large-scale and hasty movement of people to a region where gold has been discovered, as to California in 1849.

Origin of gold rush An Americanism dating back to 1875–80 Examples from the Web for gold rush Contemporary Examples of gold rush

  • For years, William Schmidt single-handedly dug a tunnel through a mountain to transport his gold-rush loot.

    The Mole Man’s Tunnel to Nowhere

    Nina Strochlic

    November 28, 2014

  • Historical Examples of gold rush

  • He taught me the game of cribbage, and the old game of gold-rush days—solo.

    I Married a Ranger

    Dama Margaret Smith

  • Then, more than forty years ago, came the gold-rush away up in the Stikine River country.

    The Hunted Woman

    James Oliver Curwood

  • After the gold-rush of 1849 new types of reapers sprang up on all sides.

    The Romance of the Reaper

    Herbert Newton Casson

  • At the very commencement of the gold-rush a hole had been sunk in Deadman’s Flat, and soon afterwards deserted.


    B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon

  • But Virginia had an advantage which the far west of the gold-rush days lacked.

    Religious Life of Virginia in the Seventeenth Century

    George MacLaren Brydon

  • British Dictionary definitions for gold rush gold rush noun

    1. a large-scale migration of people to a territory where gold has been found
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