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A crudely built camp put up usually on the edge of a town to house the dispossessed and destitute during the depression of the 1930s.

[After Herbert Clark Hoover.]


(ˈhu vərˌvɪl)

a collection of huts and shacks housing the unemployed, esp. in the U.S. during the 1930s.
[1930-35; after Herbert Hoover + -ville]
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