Definition of boosterism in US English:



North American
  • The enthusiastic promotion of a person, organization, or cause.

    ‘a barrage of boosterism about the wonderful recreation facilities’
    • ‘By the 1980s Yellowstone's snowmobile boosterism would come to haunt park managers.’
    • ‘He was tinged with western boosterism, appreciated the out-of doors, and displayed bursts of powerful ambition.’
    • ‘The result is a peculiarly U.S. hybrid of industrial boosterism which contributes to anti-environmentalism's decidedly sinister cast.’
    • ‘Many industry watchers were dumbfounded at the overt bias and political boosterism.’
    • ‘We've never encountered such boosterism from a mainstream journalist before.’
    • ‘Then there are more titles of books, more facts, more things that come to mind (which apparently is a lot) - all in the interests of historical boosterism.’
    • ‘First of all, I apologize for any kind of home town boosterism.’
    • ‘It was the kind of boosterism that encouraged people to buy into the idea.’
    • ‘Science is not immune from error, folly, or self-serving boosterism.’
    • ‘That's carrying local boosterism a bit far, eh?’
    • ‘Is corporate boosterism just a reflex for celebrities, or are they paid to say these things?’
    • ‘I benefited from that, and I understand that there's a place for some hometown boosterism, but at the same time it's patronizing.’
    • ‘What journalists mean by ‘objectivity’ is: relentlessly attacking your own country while engaging in mindless boosterism of the enemy.’
    • ‘But community boosterism was the primary factor for the growth of most professional football teams.’
    • ‘Local leaders continued their efforts at boosterism as the turn of the century approached.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, the fleet footed and well connected have profited from surging exports, a bubbly urban real estate market and, occasionally, government boosterism.’
    • ‘A mix of journalism, scholarship and Web boosterism, the site is full of stories, analysis and advice for all e-politics watchers and participants.’
    • ‘But this essay is not meant as a piece of boosterism for economic theory.’
    • ‘Younger editors, however, were also more likely to support boosterism, a practice that has tarnished the image of sports departments.’
    • ‘Contrary to the triumphal boosterism of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Brechin offers imagery of despair with the city as maelstrom.’
    support for, argument for, arguing for, calling for, pushing for, pressing for
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