Gold CoastGold Coast
Informal a district where rich people live, esp. along a shore, as of a lake
former British territory in W Africa, on the Gulf of Guinea
- A rich neighborhood.
- The executive suite or suites in a company's headquarters.
Origin of gold coastAfter the Gold Coast
- A section of coastal western Africa along the Gulf of Guinea roughly corresponding to present-day Ghana. It was named for the large quantities of gold formerly found in the area and brought to the coast for sale.
- A former British colony (1874-1957) on the Gold Coast, now part of Ghana.