boom·er | \ ˈbü-mər \

Definition of boomer 

1 : one that booms

2 : one that joins a rush of settlers to a boom area

3 : a transient worker (such as a bridge builder)

4 : a person born during a baby boom : baby boomer

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This chain reaction could divert workers and money at a time when new employees are seen as crucial to ensure ample funding for the wave of retiring baby boomers – putting payouts for millions of pensioners at risk. Damian Paletta, Anchorage Daily News, "In land of Peeps, a fight threatens U.S. pension plans," 30 Mar. 2018 Trump fares best with baby boomers, people ages 54 to 72. Eugene Scott, Washington Post, "Obama tops survey of ‘best presidents’; Trump runs fourth," 12 July 2018 Reagan was the top pick for Generation X (1965 to 1980), baby boomers (1946 to 1964) and the silent generation (1928 to 1945). William Cummings, USA TODAY, "Barack Obama is greatest president of our lifetime, 44% of Americans say in Pew survey," 11 July 2018 The retiree surge, which has been long expected, began when the first baby boomers—whose birth years span 1946 to 1964—turned 65 in 2011. Paul Overberg, WSJ, "Growth in Retiring Baby Boomers Strains U.S. Entitlement Programs," 21 June 2018 Add to that Arab baby-boomers (mostly born in the 1990s and 2000s), who will soon look to buy homes and start families. The Economist, "Why Arab states have lots of expensive villas," 14 June 2018 The new development will target empty nesters, baby boomers, and those who choose to rent, DeRosa said. Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Officials back massive $35 million, 225-unit apartment development for Oak Creek," 13 June 2018 When mothers were birthing my generation of boomers, fathers usually spent time pacing the waiting room. Pat Lenhoff,, "Column: Father's Day and childhood memories," 11 June 2018 At the same time, baby boomers (those born from 1945-64) are entering old age and requiring more medical care. Jesse Leavenworth, Courant Community, "Manchester Fire Departments Forge Closer Ties," 29 May 2018

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First Known Use of boomer

1880, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of boomer

: a person born during a period of time when many babies were born : a person born during a baby boom

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