Definition of baby boom in English:

baby boom

Syllabification: ba·by boom


A temporary marked increase in the birth rate, especially the one following World War II: the number of college graduates mushroomed in the early- to mid-1970s, thanks to the baby boom [as modifier]: the baby boom generation
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  • He observes that the post war baby boom occurred between about 1948 and 1965.
  • There has been a considerable geographical shift in population over the last fifty years, disguised in part by the overall increase resulting from the baby boom.
  • Following the baby boom, fertility rates declined over the late 1960s and 1970s.

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