empty nester
noun Date: 1962 a parent whose children have grown and moved away from home

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • empty nester — UK US noun [C, usually plural] (also nester) ► a person whose adult children have left home: »Cruise companies tend to cater to empty nesters who finally have both the time and the money to travel the world …   Financial and business terms

  • empty nester — ☆ empty nester n. a person whose children have grown up and left home …   English World dictionary

  • empty nester — UK [ˌemptɪ ˈnestə(r)] / US [ˌemptɪ ˈnestər] noun [countable] Word forms empty nester : singular empty nester plural empty nesters a parent whose children are adults and have left their parents home …   English dictionary

  • empty nester — noun a parent whose children have grown up and left home • Hypernyms: ↑parent * * * noun, pl ⋯ ers [count] : a parent whose children have grown up and moved away from home * * * ˌempty ˈnester 7 [empty nester] noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • empty-nester — empty nestˈer noun (informal) A parent whose children have left the parental home • • • Main Entry: ↑empty …   Useful english dictionary

  • empty nester — a parent whose child or children have reached adulthood and moved away from home. [empty nest + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • empty nester — noun A person whose children have grown up and left home. See Also: empty nest …   Wiktionary

  • empty nester — emp′ty nest′er n. cvb a person whose children have grown up and no longer live at home • Etymology: 1960–65; empty nest+ er I …   From formal English to slang

  • empty nester — emp|ty nest|er [ ,empti nestər ] noun count a parent whose children are adults and have left their parents home …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • empty nester — noun informal, chiefly N. Amer. a parent whose children have grown up and left home …   English new terms dictionary

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