boomer

noun
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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The bigger economic concern going forward isn’t too many workers but too few as millions of baby-boomers are ageing out of the labor force. Jason L. Riley, WSJ, "An Immigration Compromise That Just Might Work," 18 Dec. 2018 Ron Jones President, La Jolla Meals on Wheels and La Jolla Friendly Visitors La Jolla, Calif. Your article calls baby boomers the loneliest generation. WSJ, "We All Win by Helping Americans Aging Alone," 17 Dec. 2018 Before any baby boomers start yapping about how millennials are too sensitive, please take a class in sarcasm, then consider wrapping up a gag gift or two to the beloved millennials in your life to help them build a thicker skin this holiday season. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "This Monopoly For Millennials Is The Funniest, But Cruelest Game Of The Holiday Season," 19 Nov. 2018 Obama was the top pick among millennials (62 percent), while Reagan came in first with baby boomers at 42 percent. Dan Wine, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Best president of your lifetime? Obama comes out on top in survey," 12 July 2018 And baby boomers who have stayed in their homes while delaying retirement may be hanging it up in greater numbers. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, "Home prices are high. What could cool them down?," 12 July 2018 Every summer, a seasonal wind shift from the south bathes the Desert Southwest in monsoonal moisture, allowing afternoon boomers to blossom. Matthew Cappucci, Washington Post, "‘One of the most incredible sights’: Monster dust storm sweeps across Southern Arizona," 10 July 2018 Compare that figure with the percentage of Gen Xers and baby boomers who admitted stiffing the wait staff: 1.8 percent and 4.4 percent, respectively. Tim Carman, chicagotribune.com, "Millennials tip the least, but it may not be for the reasons you think," 7 July 2018 The change has broad implications for identity and for the country's political and economic life, transforming a mostly white baby boomer society into a multiethnic and racial patchwork. Author: Sabrina Tavernise, Anchorage Daily News, "Fewer births than deaths among whites in majority of U.S. states," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of boomer

1880, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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boomer

noun

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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