Boomerang Child

What does boomerang child mean?

An adult who moves out of his parents' home but moves back in

A boomerang child is an adult who moves out of his parents' home but then moves back in later. The term comes from the flight path of a boomerang when a person throws it away from himself then it returns.

Boomerang children typically leave their parents' house for college or because they can afford their own place to live. They usually return cause they can't find a job after college or experience some sort of a setback in life.

Example

"Her youngest moved back in with them 5 years ago after college."
"Yeah, she is quite the boomerang child."
Parents looking on as their boomerang child sleeps

Parents looking on as their boomerang child sleeps

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Last Updated: October 26, 2017

Boomerang child definition

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