Entry from US English dictionary
(also boomeranger /ˈbo͞oməˌraNGər/)
A young adult who goes back to live with a parent after a period of independence.
- The term ‘boomerang kid’ was first used several years ago, when we saw grown children exhibiting a tremendous rate of return.
- Most parents would never try these on their boomerang kids - but it's fun to imagine what would happen if they did.
- Sharing with elderly parents, working from home and boomerang kids can all put stress upon family relationships.
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Syllabification: boo·mer·ang kid
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