baby boom echo

noun

: a secondary baby boom that occurs when the children of a baby boom have children of their own : baby boomlet
Construction spiked at the same time as a giant wave of 20-somethings—another wrinkle unique to Utah, a baby boom echo long after the rest of the country's—entered the worlds of work, housing and family.Kirk Johnson, New York Times, 24 Feb. 2008

Word History

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of baby boom echo was in 1977

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“Baby boom echo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baby%20boom%20echo. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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