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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ba′by boom`(n.)

  1. (sometimes caps.) a period of sharp increase in the birthrate, as that in the U.S. following World War II.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of baby boom:

1940–45, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. baby boom, baby-boom generation(noun)

    the larger than expected generation in United States born shortly after World War II


  1. baby boom(Noun)

    The increase in the birth rate following the return of servicemen at the end of World War II.

  2. baby boom(Noun)

    Any similar increase in the birth rate.


  1. Baby boom

    A baby boom is any period marked by a greatly increased birth rate. This demographic phenomenon is usually ascribed within certain geographical bounds and when the number of annual births exceeds 2 per 100 women. People born during such a period are often called baby boomers; however, some experts distinguish between those born during such demographic baby booms and those who identify with the overlapping cultural generations. Conventional wisdom states that baby booms signify good times and periods of general economic growth and stability.


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