Definition of boomer in English:

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boomer

Pronunciation: /ˈbuːmə/

noun

informal
1Something 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.
1.1Australian 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.
1.2A large wave.
Example sentences
  • And despite the sea breach at Palling the Broadland boomers also survived.
2North American short for baby boomer.
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.
3US A nuclear submarine with ballistic missiles.

Origin

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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Line breaks: boom¦er

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