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baby boom

n.
A sudden, large, sustained increase in the birthrate, especially the one from the later 1940s through the early 1960s.

ba′by-boom′ adj.

baby boom

n
(Sociology) a sharp increase in the birth rate of a population, esp the one that occurred after World War II. Also called (esp Brit): the bulge

ba′by boom`


n.
(sometimes caps.) a period of sharp increase in the birthrate, as that in the U.S. following World War II.
[1940–45, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.baby boom - the larger than expected generation in United States born shortly after World War IIbaby boom - the larger than expected generation in United States born shortly after World War II
generation - group of genetically related organisms constituting a single step in the line of descent
baby boomer, boomer - a member of the baby boom generation in the 1950s; "they expanded the schools for a generation of baby boomers"
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Far to the south the sun climbed steadily to meridian, but between it and the frozen Yukon intervened the bulge of the earth.
In many places the seams of his garments had parted across the bulges of body.
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The X-shaped structure is an integral component of the bulge.
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Shortly afterwards, there was a letter saying they could not have the bulge class.
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Advance and Destroy: Patton as Commander in the Bulge.