baby boom

noun

Definition of baby boom

: a marked rise in birth rate (as in the U.S. following the end of World War II)

Examples of baby boom in a Sentence

There was a baby boom in the U.S. after World War II.
Recent Examples on the Web At the time of the 1950 census, the baby boom was just getting started. Zachary Smith, cleveland, 31 Mar. 2022 Despite early speculation about a pandemic baby boom, the coronavirus crisis accelerated the decline even further, with births falling by 4% last year. Harmeet Kaur, CNN, 14 Aug. 2021 The baby boom was in full swing: 3.6 million children were born that year, some 18,000 more than in 2020, when the nation’s population was more than twice as large. New York Times, 31 Mar. 2022 Smack in the middle of a thriving economy, and with more and more people relocating to the suburbs as a result of the baby boom, 1955 was a particularly fruitful year for the automotive industry. al, 11 Mar. 2022 Combined with the increasing retirement of the baby boom generation and slow population growth, the labor market will remain tight and wages will keep rising. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Mar. 2022 The projections could change – the institute creates a new projection every four years – under significant circumstances, such as major policy changes or investments or even surging birth rates like another baby boom. The Salt Lake Tribune, 24 Jan. 2022 The movement of the baby boom generation out of the labor force amid a plummeting birthrate has put into sharper relief the need to reverse the decline in new immigration. New York Times, 5 Feb. 2022 After scouting their territory, the groundhog will return to its burrow to sleep a few more weeks—emerging for a frenetic week that will lead to a baby boom in April. Camille Furst, WSJ, 2 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of baby boom

1880, in the meaning defined above

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12 May 2022

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“Baby boom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baby%20boom. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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