Baby boom



a period of sharp increase in the birthrate, as that in the U.S. following World War II.
Contemporary Examples

So far the baby boom had only a mild, Playboy cartoon-caption case of the ironic.
P.J. O’Rourke on Grabbing the Keys to Happiness P. J. O’Rourke January 23, 2014

Full disclosure: As someone born in 1963, I am at the very tail end of the baby boom.
JFK Still Dead, Baby Boomers Still Self-Absorbed Nick Gillespie November 5, 2013

People had sex in bomb shelters during WW II for instance, and there was that baby boom after 9-11.
When Markets Fall, So Do the Big Swinging Dicks Mimi Swartz October 16, 2008

Historical Examples

With the number of elderly Americans set to double by 2030, the baby boom will become a senior boom.
Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to 2006 Various

Seven years from now, the baby boom generation will begin to claim Social Security benefits.
Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to 2006 Various

The retirement of the baby boom generation will put unprecedented strains on the Federal government.
State of the Union Addresses of George W. Bush George W. Bush

The retirement of the baby boom generation will put unprecedented strains on the federal government.
Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to 2006 Various

noun
a sharp increase in the birth rate of a population, esp the one that occurred after World War II Also called (esp Brit) the bulge
n.

coined 1941, from baby (n.) + boom (n.); derivative baby-boomer (member of the one that began 1945) recorded by 1974.

modifier

: the millions of baby-boom couples who work for wages

noun phrase

A significant rise in births, esp after 1945 (1960s+, despite an isolated occurrence 1941+)

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