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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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References in classic literature ?
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.
99% of Boomers are planning to travel, many are less concerned about cost, but free Wi-Fi will be popular
Boomers, however, are not monolithic; their political preferences are actually quite different within the 19-year boomer age span.
As an advisor you have to understand that your boomer is going to want to be active--this is not a rocking-chair retirement.
Boomers are innovators and pioneers and have lead transformation on many fronts from environmental protection to women's rights; now they are leading the healthy aging movement, according to new research from the Natural Marketing Institute (NMI), Harleysville, PA.
Without a command to do so, Boomer jumped into the water and swam to the ducks.
Think of the life-time value of a boomer family to your credit union in terms of product and service opportunities.
Maybe because leadership, unlike narcissism, doesn't rank high on the boomer hit parade.
More than one in four Americans today is a boomer, and by 2030, boomers are still projected to be a hefty 20% of the population.
Entrepreneurs have pursued the boomer brain market with proven success.
Good marketing and recruitment strategies that demonstrate unique opportunities, flexible hours, and sensitivities to the needs and desires of the boomer caregiver will be essential.