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

Examples of boomer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What a baby boomer might shake off, a millennial might take to heart and vice versa. Michael Kurland, Forbes, 6 May 2022 And as the pandemic enters its third year, some may simply be aging into retirement as part of the long-standing demographic shift of America's aging baby boomer generation. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 7 Apr. 2022 In 2020, for example, the working-age population of the US started shrinking, driven by longer-term factors like the baby boomer generation aging and retiring. Gad Levanon For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, 25 Feb. 2022 Born in 1994, Bridgers grew up absorbing a broad range of music inherited from her parents and their friends, who introduced her to baby boomer icons such as Neil Young and Joni Mitchell. Suzy Expositostaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 7 Apr. 2022 The pandemic accelerated the pace of baby boomer retirements and created challenges for employers. Anne Tergesen And Lauren Weber, WSJ, 15 Mar. 2022 As physical video formats become the exclusive preserve of eccentric collectors and boomer technophobes, an increasing number of films and series will exist only on digital platforms. Grayson Quay, The Week, 13 Feb. 2022 As in, from Gen Z to the boomer and from Aquarius to Virgo, the kits are personalized, covet-worthy, and adorably tongue-in-cheek. Deanna Kizis, Sunset Magazine, 9 Feb. 2022 Young, in his statement, also called on his boomer generation to take the lead in the fight against climate change. Los Angeles Times, 7 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of boomer

1880, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 May 2022

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“Boomer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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