See also: goldrush
- (chiefly historical) Any period of feverish migration into an area in which gold has been discovered.
- Synonym: gold fever
- 1906 May–October, Jack London, chapter I, in White Fang, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., published October 1906, OCLC 288492, part 4 (The Superior Gods):
- Here Grey Beaver stopped. A whisper of the gold-rush had reached his ears, and he had come with several bales of furs, and another of gut-sewn mittens and moccasins. He would not have ventured so long a trip had he not expected generous profits.
- (figuratively) A feverish obsession with seeking profits, especially in new markets.
- A cocktail made from bourbon, honey, and lemon juice.
- 2021, Elva Ramirez, Zero Proof: 90 Non-Alcoholic Recipes for Mindful Drinking, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, →ISBN, page 94:
- The Gold Rush is one of my favorite cocktails, invented at Sasha Petraske's famed Milk & Honey bar and now served all over the world. Basically a cold toddy, it's a shaken drink with bourbon, fresh lemon, and honey.
- (informal, sports) The urge to win gold medals, as in the Olympic Games.
period of feverish migration into an area in which gold has been discovered