Boomerang Kid

What does boomerang kid mean?

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

A boomerang kid is a person who moves out of his parents' home but later moves back in. The term comes from the flight path of a boomerang when it is thrown then curves around and returns.

Boomerang kids usually leave their parents' house because they are going away to college or they have a job and can afford their own place to live. They usually return cause they can't find a job after college or lose their job. A popular representation of a boomerang kid is in the 2006 movie "Failure to Launch" starring Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Example

"Their boomerang kid needs to find a job and get out of that house."
Parents looking on as their boomerang kid sleeps

Parents looking on as their boomerang kid sleeps

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Last Updated: October 26, 2017

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