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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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IT'S normally things like power cuts that spark baby booms because that's when people run out of things to do in the dark.
"We saw baby booms after the war, with men returning to their families again, which resulted in a population surge that carried on into the Sixties, as the post- war babies grew up and then created their own baby boom.
They found baby booms followed England's 1966 World Cup victory and quarter final appearance in 1970 - with 3,500 more babies born that March than the year before.