Share this entry

Share this page

baby boomer

Syllabification: baby boom·er

Definition of baby boomer in English:

noun

informal
A person born in the years following World War II, when there was a temporary marked increase in the birth rate: America’s health care costs are expected to soar as baby boomers become senior citizens [as modifier]: these are the children of baby boomer parents
More example sentences
  • One market that has been overlooked as the Internet economy has developed is the aging baby boomer.
  • Dr. Leier says the health care system will come under increased stress as the baby boomer population ages.
  • Two men, you might argue, played a much greater part in creating the permissive, liberal society, and neither of them were baby boomers.

Definition of baby boomer in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day boscage
Pronunciation: ˈbɒskɪdʒ
noun
a mass of trees or shrubs