boomerang kid

noun Informal.

a young adult who returns to live with parents after a period of living away from home.

Nearby words

  1. boom-and-bust,
  2. boom-or-bust,
  3. boomer,
  4. boomer state,
  5. boomerang,
  6. boomie,
  7. boomkin,
  8. boomlet,
  9. boomslang,
  10. boomy

Origin of boomerang kid

1985–90; from boomerang, which returns to the thrower

Also called boo·me·rang·er [boo-muh-rang-er] /ˈbu məˌræŋ ər/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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