boomerang child


Definition of 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, "Young Adults Take Refuge in Parents’ Empty Nests," 15 May 2020

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First Known Use of boomerang child

1988, in the meaning defined above

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27 May 2020

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“Boomerang child.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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