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1. One that booms: an amp that is a real boomer.
2. Informal A baby boomer.
3. Informal A nuclear submarine armed with ballistic missiles.
4. A transient worker, especially in bridge construction.
5. Australian A large, fully grown male kangaroo.


1. (Animals) Austral a large male kangaroo
2. informal Austral and NZ anything exceptionally large
[from English dialect]


(ˈbu mər)

1. a person or thing that booms.
2. a person who settles in areas or towns that are booming.
3. Informal. baby boomer.
4. an itinerant or migratory worker.


Colloquial for a load binder, a tool used to tighten chains holding down loads.
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Noun1.Boomer - a member of the baby boom generation in the 1950sboomer - a member of the baby boom generation in the 1950s; "they expanded the schools for a generation of baby boomers"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
baby boom, baby-boom generation - the larger than expected generation in United States born shortly after World War II
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It was a shocking bad wound, began the whale-surgeon; and, taking my advice, Captain Boomer here, stood our old Sammy-- Samuel Enderby is the name of my ship, interrupted the one-armed captain, addressing Ahab; go on, boy.
Yes, Captain Boomer, if you are quick enough about it, and have a mind to pawn one arm for the sake of the privilege of giving decent burial to the other, why in that case the arm is yours; only let the whale have another chance at you shortly, that's all.
Most boomers evaluate everything in life with, "What's in this for me?
It was as simple as this: The century either was going to produce the baby boomers or it was not going to produce the baby boomers.
The combination of those factors demonstrates that Baby Boomers have moved away from the traditional patterns of extended families and supportive networks of children and friends, the things that allow older persons to remain in their homes and their community," says Torres-Gil.
Behind all of this good news is even better news: The Boomers are coming
As baby boomers reach their 60s, they are seeking to "reinvent" aging, along with the type of long-term care services designed to accommodate it.
The baby boomers have had a heavy influence on every area of society as they've moved through various stages of life.
Such sentiment is exactly what marketers are trying to tap these days - baby boomers who seemingly shun materialism, but are willing to spend a little extra money to have a good time and perhaps even better the world.
Methodology The New Expectations, New Rewards: Work in Retirement for Middle-Income Boomers is part of a series of studies commissioned by the Bankers Life Center for a Secure Retirement.
In further evidence pointing to the work that companies face to strengthen their brand presence and engagement with younger investors, findings from the research revealed that mutual fund companies have higher brand recognition among older 1st Wave Boomers compared to their younger 2nd Wave counterparts.
Since 1984, as baby boomers hit their prime earnings and savings years, ages 40 to 60, they've had a profound positive impact on our financial markets and the economy.