baby bust


: a marked decline in birth rate
baby buster noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Economically speaking, the signs pointed to a baby bust. Julia Zorthian, Time, 20 Oct. 2022 In America, suddenly ten percent fewer high school students will enter college because of the mini 2008 baby bust. Parag Khanna, Time, 24 Oct. 2022 This has happened in America before, during an early baby bust between the end of the baby boom and the late 1970s (generation X). Christine Michel Carter, Forbes, 20 June 2022 The baby bust was followed by a rebound of 51,000 conceptions later that year, leading to a small net reduction in births. Janet Adamy And Anthony Debarros, WSJ, 24 May 2022 Such an outcome will lead to another baby bust and recession in the United States. Christine Michel Carter, Forbes, 20 June 2022 College presidents warn of an impending enrollment crisis, born of the Great Recession’s baby bust. New York Times, 13 May 2022 The real cause for alarm, though, is not the prospect of a baby boom or baby bust. Natalia Kanem, CNN, 31 July 2021 In fact, far from a COVID baby boom, a report by PwC in January this year predicted a 'baby bust' as a result of the economic shock of the pandemic and accompanying recession. Natasha Preskey,, 28 May 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of baby bust was in 1966

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“Baby bust.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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