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boomer

[boo-mer] /ˈbu mər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that booms.
2.
a person who settles in areas or towns that are booming.
3.
Informal. baby boomer.
4.
Informal. a wandering or migratory worker; hobo.
5.
a period of sudden and decisive economic growth:
July was a boomer for the retail trade.
6.
Informal. 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.
Australian. a fully grown male kangaroo, especially a large one.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; boom1 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for boomers

boomer

/ˈbuːmə/
noun
1.
(Austral) a large male kangaroo
2.
(Austral & NZ, informal) anything exceptionally large
Word Origin
from English dialect
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boomer

noun
  1. A migratory worker (1890s+ Hoboes)
  2. A railroad or construction worker, logger, etc, who continually shifts from one place of work to another (1890s+ Hoboes)
  3. A womanizer; ladies' man (1930s+)
  4. An enthusiastic advocate of land development: What consumes the attention of most Idahoans is the battle between the boomers (developers) and the greenies (environmentalists) (1880s+)
  5. A member of the post-WWII baby boom; baby boomer: Two quirky tales of adolescence, rooted in boomer history and sanitized for the boomer market (1980s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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