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boomerang kid Syllabification: boo·mer·ang kid

Entry from US English dictionary

(also boomerangerˈbo͞oməˌraNGər)

Definition of boomerang kid in English:

noun

informal
A young adult who goes back to live with a parent after a period of independence.
Example sentences
  • 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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