Definition of baby boomer in English:

baby boomer


  • A person born in the years following World War II, 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’
    • ‘But it takes us baby boomers back to the delightful days of the child benefit allowance because it comes without a means test.’
    • ‘Dr. Leier says the health care system will come under increased stress as the baby boomer population ages.’
    • ‘Once the baby boomers are gone, the pension system can probably be scrapped in its entirety as it will no longer be needed.’
    • ‘Two men, you might argue, played a much greater part in creating the permissive, liberal society, and neither of them were baby boomers.’
    • ‘The baby boomer generation were flexing their collective muscles both politically and musically.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Everyone knows about the baby boomers - the rush of post-war births from 1946 to 1948.’
    • ‘What'll happen when Gen X grows up and takes over publishing from the baby boomers?’
    • ‘The numbers of people active in the arts will grow exponentially as baby boomers retire.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The baby boomer generation is rapidly becoming the retirement generation.’
    • ‘As a classic baby boomer - born in 1945 - he could well continue to be healthy and active until his nineties.’
    • ‘Our children will be hard pressed to maintain funding levels for retiring baby boomers, the largest segment of the work force.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘So the baby boomers' radical approach to everything from ageing to work patterns is inevitably affecting the business of dating too.’
    • ‘As baby boomers age and life expectancy rises, dementia threatens to become epidemic.’
    • ‘One market that has been overlooked as the Internet economy has developed is the aging baby boomer.’
    • ‘Australia's baby boomers have been told many will have to work well past the present retirement age of 65.’
    • ‘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.’