Gilded-age



noun
1.
the period in the U.S. c1870–98, characterized by a greatly expanding economy and the emergence of plutocratic influences in government and society.
noun

in the US, a period c 1870 to 1898 (or World War I), which was marked by the growth of industry and wealth which supported materialism and political corruption
Word Origin

coined by Mark Twain
n.

in reference to an era in U.S. history, from the novel “The Gilded Age” by Mark Twain and C.D. Warner, published 1873.

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