Notch-baby



noun
1.
a person who was born in the U.S. between 1917 and 1921 and as a retiree received lower cost-of-living increases in Social Security than others after Congress readjusted Social Security benefits in 1977.

noun phrase

A person born between 1917 and 1921, and who is said to receive less of Social Security benefits thereby (mid-1980s+)

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