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 n.— «Have you seen this week’s edition of Newsweek? It’s all about the boomer generation—of which I am one of them. According to the article, boomers have played a key roll in defining every decade since the 50’s. First we were hippies, then yuppies—now apparently we are “abbies”—or aging baby boomers.» —“The Abbies Are Here!” by Louise Roach SnowPack: B-Fit Blog Nov. 13, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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