Definition of boomer in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbo͞omər/


1North American short for baby boomer (see baby boom).
Example sentences
  • Punk and New Wave infuriated the boomers, because it was the first hint they were old.
  • The boomers can't put off for any longer the fact that - chronologically - they are approaching middle age.
  • This is basically boomer rock 'n' roll and more recent music out of Nashville made for boomers.
2Something large or notable of its kind, in particular.
Example sentences
  • It's been a boomer of a season… it's been nice and warm.
  • The Oz season is off to a boomer start in the lead up the Oz open and the Worlds.
  • However, he will give us his assurance tonight that he will never grow it, even if it is a boomer crop for New Zealand and provides many, many benefits.
2.1Australian A large male kangaroo.
Example sentences
  • I didn't see the old boomer 'roo who startled me (as I startled him) on Bare Bluff earlier this week at dawn.
  • No, male kangaroos (boomers) don't have pouches. Only females do.
  • There's not much in the Australian outback that can give a fully grown 'boomer' a hard time.
2.2A large wave.
Example sentences
  • And despite the sea breach at Palling the Broadland boomers also survived.
3US A nuclear submarine with ballistic missiles.
4A transient construction worker, especially a bridge builder.
Example sentences
  • Everyone, from the loadmaster or boomer out flying the line to the commander in chief, should understand the chain and everyone making critical decisions in it.
  • And now, as that generation gets set to leave the workplace - as any bus driver or electrician on the way out can attest - many boomer labourers will be earning as much in their pensions as they were making full-time working.
5 another name for mountain beaver.


Early 19th century: probably from the verb boom1 + -er1.

Words that rhyme with boomer

bloomer, consumer, Duma, humour (US humor), Nkrumah, perfumer, puma, roomer, rumour (US rumor), satsuma, stumer, Sumer, tumour (US tumor)

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Syllabification: boom·er

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