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empty nester

n. Informal
A parent whose children have grown and left home.

emp′ty nest′er


n.
a person whose children have grown up and no longer live at home.
[1960–65; empty nest + -er1]
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Noun1.empty nester - a parent whose children have grown up and left home
parent - a father or mother; one who begets or one who gives birth to or nurtures and raises a child; a relative who plays the role of guardian
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