an empty nester

empty nester

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

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
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Besides the fact he doesn't have to worry about his children as much on a daily basis, he's not convinced of the other lifestyle benefits that becoming an empty nester offers.
I remember one friend telling me his plan was to do something completely different, like leave the country so the trauma of being an empty nester would be replaced by something very, very different," she says.
And, as an Empty Nester myself, I think it's great to have a little help from the Pillsbury Doughboy.
Commenting on the research, Toth said, "Being an empty nester allows consumers to celebrate their newfound freedom by experimenting with new food products, trying new cooking ingredients and - importantly - reconnecting with their spouse.
Boomers don't think becoming an Empty Nester will have an impact on their timetable to retire, but they are certainly looking forward to retirement.