baby boom


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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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babyboom
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