baby boom

a period of sharp increase in the birthrate, as that in the U.S. following World War II.

1950–55 Unabridged
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baby boom
Also called (esp Brit): the bulge a sharp increase in the birth rate of a population, esp the one that occurred after World War II

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Word Origin & History

baby boom
coined 1941, from baby + boom; derivative baby-boomer (member of the one that began 1945) recorded by 1974.
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