a period of sharp increase in the birthrate, as that in the U.S. following World War II.
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Origin of baby boom
First recorded in 1950–55
Words nearby baby boom
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Baby-boom Democrats came to see America as a center-right nation.Hillary Clinton’s Big Challenges in 2016 Will Come From the Left|Peter Beinart|August 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for baby boom
a sharp increase in the birth rate of a population, esp the one that occurred after World War IIAlso called (esp Brit): the bulge
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