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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But his next punt was a boomer, 52 yards in the air leading to a fair catch. Terry Pluto,, "Cleveland Browns Halftime Scribbles: A ragged, undisciplined performance -- Terry Pluto," 8 Sep. 2019 Today’s millennials, children of the postwar baby boomers, grew up in the affluence of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Victor Davis Hanson, The Mercury News, "Hanson: The ghosts of World War II," 5 Sep. 2019 But others, like us baby boomers, remember an era when things weren’t so speedy. Pat Lenhoff,, "Column: Meteorologists’ dire (and inaccurate) forecasts ruined my Chicago Bears tailgate experience," 4 Sep. 2019 Baby boomers -- born between 1946 and 1965 -- are at a high risk of hepatitis C infection. Naseem S. Miller,, "New hepatitis C cases increasing in Florida; local doctor helps treat uninsured," 23 Aug. 2019 Guthrie’s evening performance drew a crowd heavy on baby boomers, many with psychedelic-print shirts. Washington Post, "Arlo Guthrie sings as Woodstock fans flock to concert site," 17 Aug. 2019 The discussion includes urbanization, children spending less time outdoors, aging baby boomers, restricted access and changing attitudes toward wildlife. Anchorage Daily News, "Women have always been hunters, and hunting has nothing to do with gender," 6 Aug. 2019 His politics hew closely to a baby-boomer outline, which is to say that they are deeply felt, heraldically blue, and largely incoherent just beneath the surface. Nathan Heller, The New Yorker, "Was the Automotive Era a Terrible Mistake?," 22 July 2019 Because baby-boomers are starting to die off, the depopulation of rural areas is set to spike, reckons Shiro Koike of the NIPSSR. The Economist, "Rural areas bear the burden of Japan’s ageing, shrinking population," 29 June 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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