empty nester

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empty nester

A parent whose children have moved out of the home. When our youngest goes off to college next year, we'll officially be empty nesters.
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an empty nester

An empty nester is a parent whose children have left home. I'm trying to prepare myself for becoming an empty nester when my youngest child goes to university.
See also: empty, nester

empty nester

a person whose children have grown up and left home. informal
See also: empty, nester

empty-nesters

n. parents whose children have grown and moved out. There are a few adjustments that empty-nesters have to make.
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8220;The right sized buyer is typically an empty-nester that wants all of the bells and whistles in a smaller new home package in the community they know and love.