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boomerang kid

noun, Informal.
a young adult who returns to live with parents after a period of living away from home.
Also called boomeranger [boo-muh-rang-er] /ˈbu məˌræŋ ər/ (Show IPA).
Origin of boomerang kid
1985-90; from boomerang, which returns to the thrower Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for boomerang kid

boomerang kid

a young adult who, after having lived on his or her own for a time, returns to live in the parental home, usually due to financial problems caused by unemployment or the high cost of living independently
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Contemporary definitions for boomerang kid

any young person past high-school age who returns home to live after college or a period of independence; also called boomeranger

Word Origin

modeled on boomerang, which returns to the sender after being thrown's 21st Century Lexicon
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Slang definitions & phrases for boomerang kid

boomerang baby

noun phrase

A child who returns to the parental home even after college and other mature training; a reoccupant of the empty nest (1980s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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