baby boomer


: a person born during a period of time in which there is a marked rise in a population's birth rate : a person born during a baby boom
especially : a person born in the U.S. following the end of World War II (usually considered to be in the years from 1946 to 1964)
The viewer is older, an aging baby boomer whose '60s activism has been lost among the years. Gary D. Christenson
Industry experts predict that reverse mortgages will play an increasingly important role in the coming years as some 70 million baby boomers hit their 60s—often with a lot less saved than they'd hoped. Cybele Weisser

Examples of baby boomer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, more baby boomers are taking trips this year compared to last year, after putting off travel over inflation or health concerns. Josh Feldman, NBC News, 19 Nov. 2023 For baby boomers, there might never be a better time to sell. Justin Lahart, WSJ, 17 Nov. 2023 That’s the second-oldest age in four decades of NAR’s data—second only to last year’s 36—and higher than when many baby boomers bought their first homes. Bysydney Lake, Fortune, 14 Nov. 2023 While baby boomers primarily sought stability, Gen Z is on the hunt for passion. Lumine Lin, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 Why wouldn’t Woodstock baby boomer parents bring their families to big and far safer, state-of-the-art arena or stadium concerts, hold the mud and day-long traffic jams? Jamie Bryan, Rolling Stone, 6 Nov. 2023 Today, baby boomers, millennials and Gen X all generate about 30 percent of sales, the company said. Elizabeth Paton, New York Times, 11 Oct. 2023 One year later, Dean Baker projected for the Economic Policy Institute that the peak impact of baby boomers’ retirement would be realized in 2030. Bychloe Berger, Fortune, 11 Nov. 2023 The baby boomers are such a culturally dominant generation. Sarah Bahr, New York Times, 2 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of baby boomer was in 1963

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“Baby boomer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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