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 At the time, 17% of baby boomers who owned their homes were free of the lock-in effect (a phenomenon which refers to homeowners refusing to sell their homes for fear of losing their low mortgage rates). Kris Nagel, Fortune, 1 July 2024 And in 2012, baby boomer Mitt Romney put the first Gen Xer on a national ticket, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, then 42. Susan Page, USA TODAY, 26 June 2024 Experts who study the phenomena say the shrinking baby boomer population and younger residents having smaller families and moving elsewhere for jobs are fueling the trend. Tim Craig, Washington Post, 23 June 2024 Meanwhile, 47% of Gen Zers and 40% of baby boomers said the same. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 15 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for baby boomer 

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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 13 Jul. 2024.

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