boomerang child


: a young adult who returns to live at his or her family home especially for financial reasons

Examples of boomerang child in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the pandemic persists, Wall Street bankers, Uber drivers, academics, artists and many other adults have turned reluctantly into boomerang children, uprooting their independent lives and migrating home. Tiffany Hsu, New York Times, 15 May 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1988, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of boomerang child was in 1988

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“Boomerang child.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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