empty-nester

empty nester

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


Origin:
1960–65; empty nest + -er1

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empty-nester
 
n
informal a married person whose children have grown up and left home

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Main Entry:  empty-nester
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a person whose children have grown and left home; also written empty nester
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