Definition of baby boomer in English:

baby boomer


  • A person born in the years following the Second World War, when there was a temporary marked increase in the birth rate.

    ‘America's health care costs are expected to soar as baby boomers become senior citizens’
    as modifier ‘these are the children of baby boomer parents’
    • ‘Once the baby boomers are gone, the pension system can probably be scrapped in its entirety as it will no longer be needed.’
    • ‘The baby boomer generation is rapidly becoming the retirement generation.’
    • ‘Our children will be hard pressed to maintain funding levels for retiring baby boomers, the largest segment of the work force.’
    • ‘As the population ages and the baby boomers move into retirement age, there will be an increasingly small pool of people to work and keep the economy afloat.’
    • ‘Munnell believes there will be chronic labour shortages when the baby boomer generation retires - and only then will older workers be given a greater chance.’
    • ‘The subject matter will strike a chord with baby boomers.’
    • ‘Two men, you might argue, played a much greater part in creating the permissive, liberal society, and neither of them were baby boomers.’
    • ‘So the baby boomers' radical approach to everything from ageing to work patterns is inevitably affecting the business of dating too.’
    • ‘The numbers of people active in the arts will grow exponentially as baby boomers retire.’
    • ‘Australia's baby boomers have been told many will have to work well past the present retirement age of 65.’
    • ‘The Saga poll breaks new ground by analysing the difference in voting intentions and opinions between the baby boomer generation and the over-65s who lived through the war.’
    • ‘Dr. Leier says the health care system will come under increased stress as the baby boomer population ages.’
    • ‘The Age Concern report does not suggest how the baby boomers are likely to vote but it does highlight the issues on which they may base their decisions.’
    • ‘One market that has been overlooked as the Internet economy has developed is the aging baby boomer.’
    • ‘But it takes us baby boomers back to the delightful days of the child benefit allowance because it comes without a means test.’
    • ‘What'll happen when Gen X grows up and takes over publishing from the baby boomers?’
    • ‘As a classic baby boomer - born in 1945 - he could well continue to be healthy and active until his nineties.’
    • ‘The baby boomer generation were flexing their collective muscles both politically and musically.’
    • ‘As baby boomers age and life expectancy rises, dementia threatens to become epidemic.’
    • ‘Everyone knows about the baby boomers - the rush of post-war births from 1946 to 1948.’