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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for baby boom

boom, explosion

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British Dictionary definitions for baby boom

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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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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