a town permanently abandoned by its inhabitants, as because of a business decline or because a nearby mine has been worked out.
a deserted town, esp one in the western US that was formerly a boom town
A town, especially a boomtown in the old American West, that has been completely abandoned and deserted: “If you drive through the desert, you can still see the main street of Dry Gulch, a ghost town.”
A once thriving town that has been completely abandoned, as in Many of the old mining communities are ghost towns now. This idiom implies that there are no living people left in town. [ First half of 1900s ]
- Ghost turds
noun phrase house moss (1970s+ Army)
An X Window System interface to the ghostscript PostScript interpreter.
[gohst-weed] /ˈgoʊstˌwid/ noun 1. .
noun 1. a word that has come into existence by error rather than by normal linguistic transmission, as through the mistaken reading of a manuscript, a scribal error, or a misprint. noun 1. a word that has entered the language through the perpetuation, in dictionaries, etc, of an error