boomerang meaning

Pronunciation:   "boomerang" in a sentence
Verb: boomerang  'boomu`rang
  1. Return to the initial position from where it came; like a boomerang
Noun: boomerang  'boomu`rang
  1. A curved piece of wood; when properly thrown will return to thrower
    - throwing stick, throw stick 
  2. A miscalculation that recoils on its maker
    - backfire

Derived forms: boomerangs, boomeranging, boomeranged

Type of: miscalculation, misestimation, misreckoning, missile, projectile, return

Encyclopedia: Boomerang Boomerang, Commonwealth

An American slang term that refers to an adult who has moved back in with his or her parents (who are part of the baby boomer generation) instead of living independently. The phrase, when applied to an individual, makes reference to the fact that the person lived independently for a period, but subsequently returned home due to the financial costs associated with maintaining a separate household.


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  1. they hunt game with spears or a curved wooden boomerang.
  2. the bison and boomerangs are a facsimile of a painting in pindal cave near colombres, province of oviedo, spain.
  3. boomerang nebula-the coolest place in the universe
  4. so bang, a boom-a-boomerang is love a boom-a-boomerang is love
  5. so bang, a boom-a-boomerang is love a boom-a-boomerang is love

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