Definition of Baby boom

1. Noun. The larger than expected generation in United States born shortly after World War II.

Exact synonyms: Baby-boom Generation
Generic synonyms: Generation
Member holonyms: Baby Boomer, Boomer

Definition of Baby boom

1. Noun. (singulare tantum) The increase in the birth rate following the return of servicemen at the end of World War II. ¹

2. Noun. Any similar increase in the birth rate. ¹

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baby boom (current term)
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Literary usage of Baby boom

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1. Germany by OECD Staff, OECD. (2005)
"Today, the youngest members of the baby-boom cohorts have reached age 30. Hence, the group of prime-age workers is larger than ever before and almost ..."

2. The Learning Enterprise by Anthony P. Carnevale (1993)
"The postwar baby boom has influenced American thinking, also. The United States has been forced persistently to reshape its economy and social structures in ..."

3. Population Profile of the U.S., 1997 by Andrea Curry, Karen Mills, Janice Valdisera (2000)
"This increasing average age is driven by the aging of the population born during the baby boom (1946-64), as well as by the assumed increase in human ..."

4. Opportunity 2000: Creative Affirmative Action Strategies for a Changing (1988)
"Interestingly, it is the baby boom generation that deserves much of the "blame" ... Moreover, more women of the baby boom generation finished college and ..."

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