Zoom·​er ˈzü-mər How to pronounce Zoomer (audio)
variants or zoomer
plural Zoomers or zoomers
: a person born in the late 1990s or the early 2000s : a member of Generation Z
Moreover, if there were any generation that would deserve criticism the least, it's this particular up-and-coming generation. Gen Z, also known as Zoomers, are doing better than previous generations by a number of objective metrics.Kristen Mae
Zoomers represented 16% of apartment applications in 2019, but last year accounted for 22% of applications. … Millennials still dominate with just under half of rental applications, but over time their dominance will wane as that of Zoomers grows.Aldo Svaldi
Support for LGBTQ rights has exploded during the course of zoomers' lives, which may explain why more young adults are willing to be open about who they are.Carter Sherman
Not exactly the kind of project one expects to inspire the latest viral stunt on TikTok, the video-sharing app and present obsession of Zoomers worldwide.Meaghan Garvey

Examples of Zoomer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In other words, Rogers is designing for something like a Zoomer doyenne, for whom embracing this feed-mind exploration that darts from idea to idea is a new way of being cultured. Rachel Tashjian, Harper's BAZAAR, 8 June 2022 Red emerges from a storage space under the flooring, walks out the front door, gets in his Zoomer car, and drives away. Tanya Melendez, EW.com, 8 May 2023

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Word History


blend of (Generation) Z and boomer (in baby boomer); earlier, as a name for aging baby boomers who are nonetheless active and technologically sophisticated, blend of zoom entry 1 and boomer

First Known Use

circa 2017, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Zoomer was circa 2017

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Cite this Entry

“Zoomer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Zoomer. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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