boomerang kid

boomerang kid
boomerang kid UK US noun [countable] [singular boomerang kid plural boomerang kids] informal humorous
an adult child who returns home after university, their first job, or the end of a relationship because they have no money or job
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ˈboomerang kid 7 [boomerang kid] (also ˈboomerang child) noun (informal)
an adult child who returns home to live with his or her parents after being away for some time

With the country in tough economic times, more young American adults, over age 18, are returning to the family nest. Some boomerang kids may come and go for years, if not decades.

Historically, the number of boomerang kids rises when the economy turns sour.

The average boomerang child surveyed was 22 years old and had been away from home an average of two years.


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