boomsayer

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Blend of boom and doomsayer.

NounEdit

boomsayer (plural boomsayers)

  1. A person who makes optimistic projections about the future, especially with regard to economic prosperity and growth.
    • 1976, Alan Chalkley, "The swing to the right — a refreshing wind of change", Asian Finance, Volume 2, Number 8, November/December 1976:
      The year 1976 began with high hopes. The stock markets took a euphoric upswing on January 1. But by the end of April, uncertainties began to obtrude, and for the rest of the year, it has been a battle between the doomsayers and the boomsayers. Who will win out?
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