Definition of bonanza noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//bəˈnænzə//
    ; NAmE NAmE//bəˈnænzə//
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  1. 1a situation in which people can make a lot of money or be very successful a cash bonanza for investors a bonanza year for the computer industry
  2. 2a situation where there is a large amount of something pleasant the usual bonanza of sport in the summer
  3. Word Originearly 19th cent. (originally US, especially with reference to success when mining): from Spanish, literally ‘fair weather, prosperity’, from Latin bonus ‘good’.

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