boomer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n boomer a member of the baby boom generation in the 1950s "they expanded the schools for a generation of baby boomers"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The most popular show amongst baby boomers is Star Trek.
    • Boomer (Zoöl) A large male kangaroo.
    • Boomer (Zoöl) A North American rodent, so named because it is said to make a booming noise. See Sewellel.
    • Boomer One who works up a “boom”.
    • Boomer One who, or that which, booms.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n boomer In Australia, a name of the male of a species of kangaroo.
    • n boomer A name of the showt'l or mountain beaver, Haplodon rufus or Aplodontia leporina. See cut under Haplodon.
    • n boomer One who booms; one who starts and keeps up an agitation in favor of any project or person; one who assists in the organization or furtherance of a boom.
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Idioms

Baby boomer - (USA) A baby boomer is someone born in the years after the end of the Second World War, a period when the population was growing very fast.
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Usage

In literature:

He is a boomer and all-around swindler.
"The Young Oarsmen of Lakeview" by Ralph Bonehill
Some one at the table accused Redfield of being more of a town-site boomer than a cattle-man.
"Cavanaugh: Forest Ranger" by Hamlin Garland
But as for myself, I'm no boomer.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
After ten years of ejectment and restraint the Oklahoma boomers were let into the country in 1889.
"The New Nation" by Frederic L. Paxson
Boomer, Mr. (Schoolmaster), 3.
"The Complete Golfer [1905]" by Harry Vardon
It was evident that this was no ordinary rake-helly boomer come to town.
"Heart of the Blue Ridge" by Waldron Baily
God made the country, but it never fruited till the boomer boomed it.
"Oklahoma Sunshine" by Freeman E. (Freeman Edwin) Miller
The street swarmed with boomers.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
The sheriff, like the good boomer that he was, interrupted the ranger's reply.
"They of the High Trails" by Hamlin Garland
But there is encouragement to be got from the case of the boxing boomer.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 29, May 1893" by Various
Deeply did I regret having left my faithful dogs Boomer and Bounder behind.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2, July, 1850." by Various
The messenger who had been sent for the doctor brought back word that he had not returned from a late call up Boomer Creek.
"Belford's Magazine, Vol 2, December 1888" by Various
Not one of the boomers has cared a snap of his fingers for Ysleta's future.
"The Vision of Elijah Berl" by Frank Lewis Nason
What if the boomers were taking an unauthorized ell for their authorized inch?
"The City of Numbered Days" by Francis Lynde
Though his settlers did not number five hundred, Garay laid out his city like a town-site boomer.
"The South American Republics Part I of II" by Thomas C. Dawson
Canada's not the get-rich country land boomers state.
"Northwest!" by Harold Bindloss
The young boomer did not say a word about water.
"The Gold Diggings of Cape Horn" by John R. Spears
The "boomer" was the logical result of the development of mine and range and farm and garden and orchard.
"The Columbia River" by William Denison Lyman
It was our own Colonel Boomer, who had spoken so kindly to me in the morning.
"With Fire and Sword" by Samuel H. M. Byers
In time they reached a certain distinguished city of the Coast, nestling amid its everlasting verdure and real-estate boomers.
"Local Color" by Irvin S. Cobb
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In poetry:

This is the mouth-filling song of the race that was run by a Boomer.
Run in a single burst—only event of its kind—
Started by Big God Nqong from Warrigaborrigarooma,
Old Man Kangaroo first, Yellow-Dog Dingo behind.
"The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo" by Rudyard Kipling
Now killin' folks and cookin' ain't so awful far apart,
That musta been why Boomer kept a-practicin' his art;
With the front sight of his pistol he would cut a pie-lid slick,
And he'd crimp her with the muzzle for to make the edges stick.
"Boomer Johnson" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
Now Mr. Boomer Johnson was a gettin' old in spots,
But you don't expect a bad man to go wrastlin' pans and pots;
But he'd done his share of killin' and his draw was gettin' slow,
So he quits a-punchin' cattle and he takes to punchin' dough.
"Boomer Johnson" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
When at breakfast one bright mornin', I was feelin' kind of low,
Old Boomer passed the doughnuts and I tells him plenty:
"No, All I takes this trip is coffee, for my stomach is a wreck."
I could see the itch for killin' swell the wattle on his neck.
"Boomer Johnson" by Henry Herbert Knibbs

In news:

Boomer joins Michele Steele to explain.
Baby boomers, boats and birth data.
A Baby Boomer 's Contribution to Occupy Wall Street.
0The Baby Boomer s and Beyond Expo was back at the Marquette YMCA on Monday.
Baby boomer s should focus on flexibility and exercises such swimming and cycling.
About one in 30 boomers are infected with hepatitis C, but many don't know it.
Baby boomer remembers pure sorrow over Kennedy's assassination.
Check out top baby boomer celebrity couples.
Get tested for Hepatitis C. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new recommendations last week urging all baby boomer s to get tested for hepatitis C, and for one local man, the warning rang all too true.
Which female Baby Boomer profile is your most loyal client.
The Minister of Culture riffs on the boons of being a Baby Boomer .
Study Claims Baby Boomer s Have Highest Self-Employment Rate.
Ellie Schwartzberg, vice president of older adults services and Jewish community services at Phoenix's Jewish Family & Children's Services, says she's worried that Jewish communities remain unprepared to help the baby-boomer generation.
Love lessons from the Boomers.
Boomer love lessons ( Daniel Laflor, Agency Collection/Getty Images ).
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