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