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baby boomer

An American person born during the "baby boom" following World War II, between the years of 1945 and 1965, during which the population of the United States increased by 40 percent. Typically used to describe members of this generation, who have been associated with economic prosperity, consumerism, self-indulgence. Primarily heard in US. Since baby boomers represent such a large percentage of the population, financial experts are concerned about the impact their retirement will have on the economy.
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a ˈbaby boomer

(American English also a ˈboomer) a person born during a period when many more babies are born than usual (called a baby boom), especially after the Second World War: The new President was a baby boomer, born in the 1950s.
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(baby) boomer

n. someone born during the baby boom—from the last years of World War II until the early 1960s. When the baby boomers get around to saving up for retirement, you’re going to see a lot of investment scams.
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1. n. a laborer who moves from one economic boom to another. Fred’s great uncle was a boomer in the days of the Oklahoma oil rush.
2. Go to (baby) boomer.


n. a thunderstorm. There will be thunder-boomers in the boonies tonight.
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Forty-three percent of Boomers say that when choosing a hotel, free Wi-Fi is a must-have, as do 86 percent of Boomers seeking rental homes.
If the party preferences of each generational group were to hold steady in the coming years as the Democratic-leaning baby boomers gradually replace the more Republican Silent and Greatest generations, the country as a whole would likely become more Democratic.
Boomers are influenced and respond to cultural nostalgia and memories, staying young, fulfilling dreams, safety, travel, adventure and NASCAR-type promotional themes.
The boomer narcissists found their calling: to revolutionize the family.
Since boomers are working longer, workers' compensation may present another underwriting shift.
I definitely believe that more and more boomers are going to be taking these kind of preventative steps to ward off, or attempt to ward off, dementia.
He points out that the Greatest Generation came home from World War II to an America that was racially segregated, restricted by sex roles, bigoted against gays and environmentally ignorant, and that it wasn't until the flowering of the Boomers in the sixties that progress in these areas became a reality.
The net effect of all the boomer striving was to increase personal freedom and possibilities, not in any one direction, but in many, sometimes contradictory ones.
Derris further secured the wireless network by not letting the router broadcast an SSID (service set ID), limiting the number of IP addresses it can give out to the number of laptops the Boomers have available (two), and setting encryption to 128-bit instead of 64-bit.
Because they are the children of baby boomers who were tolerant of diversity, GenXers expect diversity in both race and gender in the work force.
So, we created this theme issue about the impact of the Baby Boomer on long term care to help you prepare.
But it appears to me that whether one settles for traditional certainties from before modernity or the open road of an indeterminate spiritual journey the basic boomer credo is still apparent - me.
The influx of a new generation of baby boomer collectors into the market will result in rapid growth for the collectibles industry over the next 10 to 15 years, according to Baby Boomers & Collecting in the Year 2000, a new report from Unity Marketing, a marketing services and research firm specializing in the collectibles and giftware industry.
They are sponges, soaking up technical knowledge that eclipses their Boomer predecessors.
According to Boomer, the task force wanted to make it clear that the gap in IT education is an international problem requiring an international solution.