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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I feel a real need to do this,'' said the self-described empty nester.
The true empty nester, no longer responsible for his or her children, is more likely to be 60 than 50.
Pillsbury has proclaimed November as "Celebrate Empty Nester Month" and is offering empty nesters information about cooking, buying and organizing meals for two-person households.
One in three (33%) empty nesters said they have money left over at the end of each month to put into savings, making them the most likely group to do so.
Empty nesters are feeling more positive about their personal finances than younger generations, who have greater concerns about the employment market and saving for the future.
Almost half (44%) of full nesters surveyed said their current focus was on providing for their family, compared with less 23% of empty nesters.