Empty-nester



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1.
a parent whose children have reached adulthood and left home.
noun
1.
(informal) a married person whose children have grown up and left home
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a person whose children have grown and left home; also written empty nester
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A person whose children have grown up and moved away from home: when my older boys were grown and I’m an empty-nester/ We are getting a lot of empty-nesters moving into a Leisure World development/ elderly ”empty nesters” who sell their suburban homes and come to the city (1980s+)

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