empty nester


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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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Though most are enjoying the extra space and freedom, a quarter (26%) say that they don't enjoy being an Empty Nester with 14% saying that it's difficult to live in the property now that it feels empty.
But a quarter (26%) say they do not enjoy being an empty nester and 14% say they find it difficult to live in the property now that it feels empty.
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Besides the fact he doesn't have to worry about his children as much on a daily basis, he's not convinced of the other lifestyle benefits that becoming an empty nester offers.
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One Empty nester sums it up perfectly: "Now that the kids are gone, I don't need to make a huge meal every night.
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Although most are enjoying the extra space and freedom, a quarter (25%) say that they don't enjoy being an Empty Nester with 16% saying that it's difficult to live in the property now that it feels empty.
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