baby boomer

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From baby boom +‎ -er.


baby boomer (plural baby boomers)

  1. (sometimes capitalized) A person born in the postwar years (generally considered in the United States and other Allied countries as between 1946 and the early 1960s), when there was a marked increase in birthrates throughout the Western world following the return of servicemen at the end of World War II.
    Synonym: boomer
    • 1982 January 10, Thomas L. Friedman, “The Baby Boom Comes of Age”, in New York Times[1]:
      The baby boomers, Americans born between 1946 and 1961, are increasingly discovering that the cohorts with whom they crowded into maternity wards, elementary schools, colleges and entry-level jobs are now clogging the fast track to the top as well, demographers say.


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Timeline of generations
Generation AlphazoomerGeneration ZmillennialGeneration YMTV generationGeneration Xbaby boomerSilent GenerationG.I. Generationgreatest generation

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Unadapted borrowing from English baby boomer.



baby boomer m or f by sense (plural baby boomers)

  1. baby boomer