boom·​er ˈbü-mər How to pronounce boomer (audio)
: one that booms
: one that joins a rush of settlers to a boom area
: a transient worker (such as a bridge builder)
: a person born during a baby boom : baby boomer

Examples of boomer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While another pointed out that for whatever reason the boomer generation has a hard time believing the actual cost of daycare or preschool when someone tells them. Tanay Howard, Parents, 8 Feb. 2024 As boomers begin to retire, Gen X is taking over leadership roles. Chloe Berger, Fortune, 23 Jan. 2024 The freedom and optionality of remote work, combined with the potential of intercity high-speed rail, promise a lifestyle revolution akin to the suburban migration facilitated by the Interstate Highway System for the boomers. Caleb Richter, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 The housing market is the least affordable it’s been since 1984, and the generation that struggled to get off their feet in the ‘80s, the boomers, has the cash and the equity today to muscle millennials out. Sydney Lake, Fortune, 10 Jan. 2024 Gen Xers, in their 40s and 50s, have actually done somewhat better than the boomers at their age. Marshall Ingwerson, The Christian Science Monitor, 22 Dec. 2023 More middle-aged and older seatmates Baby boomers, who represented just 21% of those traveling during the holidays in 2022, are expected to make up 29% of travelers this year, Deloitte projects. Harriet Baskas, NBC News, 19 Nov. 2023 But millennial and Gen-Z buyers are leaning harder than ever on their parents for cash, and real-estate agents are increasingly finding their valuable time being sucked away by boomer dads. Curbed Editors, Curbed, 27 Dec. 2023 Plus, boomers are staying in their homes for much longer than other generations. Sydney Lake, Fortune, 23 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of boomer was in 1880

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Cite this Entry

“Boomer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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