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baby boom

a period of sharp increase in the birthrate, as that in the U.S. following World War II.
Origin of baby boom
First recorded in 1950-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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baby boom

a sharp increase in the birth rate of a population, esp the one that occurred after World War II Also called (esp Brit) the bulge
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Word Origin and History for baby boom

coined 1941, from baby (n.) + boom (n.); derivative baby-boomer (member of the one that began 1945) recorded by 1974.

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baby boom


: the millions of baby-boom couples who work for wages

noun phrase

A significant rise in births, esp after 1945 (1960s+, despite an isolated occurrence 1941+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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