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empty nester

noun
1.
a parent whose children have reached adulthood and left home.
Also, empty-nester.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; empty nest + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for empty-nester

empty-nester

noun
1.
(informal) a married person whose children have grown up and left home
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Contemporary definitions for empty-nester
noun

a person whose children have grown and left home; also written empty nester

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Slang definitions & phrases for empty-nester

empty-nester

noun

A person whose children have grown up and moved away from home: when my older boys were grown and I'm an empty-nester/ We are getting a lot of empty-nesters moving into a Leisure World development/ elderly ''empty nesters'' who sell their suburban homes and come to the city (1980s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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