boomer: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (b'mur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that booms.
  2. a person who settles in areas or towns that are booming.
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  4. a wandering or migratory worker; hobo.
  5. a period of sudden and decisive economic growth: July was a boomer for the retail trade.
  6. a person, fad, etc., that enjoys a brief popularity or financial success: A new group of boomers made this season's hit record.
  7. an enthusiastic supporter; booster: The boomers tell us our town can double its size.
  8. a fully grown male kangaroo, esp. a large one.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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