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

 

Hooverville

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any collection of poor houses often made of cardboard or scrap metal, on the edge of a city, that developed in the US during the Great Depression. They were often temporary places for unemployed people and those without homes, and were named after President Hoover, who was blamed for the Depression.