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“baby boom” in British English

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baby boomnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˈbeɪ.bi ˌbuːm/ us /ˈbeɪ.bi ˌbuːm/

a large increase in the number of babies born among a particular group of people during a particular time:

There was a baby boom in the UK and the US after the Second World War.

(Definition of “baby boom” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“baby boom” in American English

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baby boomnoun [ C ]

us /ˈbeɪ·bi ˌbum/

(Definition of “baby boom” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“baby boom” in Business English

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baby boomnoun

uk us

[ C ] a period during which there is a big increase in the number of births, especially used to refer to the period in the UK and US between approximately 1945 and 1965:

China experienced a baby boom after the Communist Party came to power in 1949.
post-war baby boom
baby-boom
adjective [ before noun ]

Health care costs are rising in an era of a growing and ageing baby-boom generation.

(Definition of “baby boom” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)