boom·​er | \ ˈbü-mər How to pronounce boomer (audio) \

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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Countless baby boomers have told their children they were conceived during Johnny Mathis love songs. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Legendary singer Johnny Mathis brings ‘a little of this and a little of that’ to San Diego," 16 Sep. 2019 People prepare for the possibility of something else.’’ Of course, baby boomers never had the same opportunity to swap their avocado green appliances or mahogany dining sets. Real Estate, "Millennials and students are swiping right on luxury furniture rentals," 11 Sep. 2019 The shocking statistic is not that 54% of baby boomer women defer financial decisions to their husbands but that 56% of millennial women defer. Nancy Tengler, USA TODAY, "Millennial women, take better control of your financial futures," 10 Sep. 2019 Baby boomers have always supported those groups, but Generation X is responsible for the rise of Phish in the early-to-mid 1990s, with college markets offering an important launchpad. John Wenzel, The Know, "Are we just high, or is Colorado the No. 1 market for jam bands?," 9 Sep. 2019 And the workload is growing as more baby boomers become infirm, more are placed into guardianship -- and more complaints are filed. Jason Garcia,, "Florida lawmakers refused to pay to investigate more guardians," 5 Sep. 2019 The motorized bikes are popular with commuters and aging baby boomers who might not otherwise get out on a bicycle. NBC News, "Electric bikes may soon be humming along national park trails," 2 Sep. 2019 Apart from being alive, baby boomers had almost nothing to do with the nineteen-sixties. Louis Menand, The New Yorker, "The Misconception about Baby Boomers and the Sixties," 18 Aug. 2019 Whether millennials and Gen X and boomers are ready for it, getting famous online is something that could happen to their kids., "Joana Ceddia got famous on YouTube for being a normal teen, and she’s trying to stay that way," 18 July 2019

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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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