boomer

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boomer ‎(plural boomers)

  1. An adult male kangaroo.
  2. A baby boomer.
  3. (US, mainly 1920-1930) A transient worker who would move from boom town to boom town in search of temporary work.
  4. (US, nautical, military, slang) A nuclear ballistic missile submarine, SSBN.
    • 1990, The Hunt For Red October:
      Distant contact, probably submerged. It's a wild guess, but I'd say we hit a boomer coming out of the barn. Could be a missile boat out of Polijarny.
  5. (Britain) The bittern.
  6. (Appalachia) A red squirrel.

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