empty nester

empty nester

noun
a parent whose children have reached adulthood and left home.
Also, empty-nester.


Origin:
1960–65; empty nest + -er1

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To empty nester
Dictionary.com's 21st Century Lexicon
Main Entry:  empty nester
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See empty-nester
Dictionary.com's 21st Century Lexicon
Copyright © 2003-2014 Dictionary.com, LLC
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;