Definitions

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  • n. A narcissistic liberal worldview associated with baby boomers.

Etymologies

boomer +‎ -itis, coined by Ken Wilber in Boomeritis: A Novel That Will Set You Free (2002). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Orthopedic surgeons are seeing a "tidal wave" of 45 - to 64-year-olds suffering from exercise-related injuries they've dubbed "boomeritis," said Dr. Ray Monto, a spokesman for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

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  • Orthopedic surgeons are seeing a "tidal wave" of 45- to 64-year-olds suffering from exercise-related injuries they've dubbed "boomeritis," said Dr. Ray Monto, a spokesman for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

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  • "boomeritis" when he noted a surge in such injuries in people born between 1946 and 1964.

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  • You're credited with creating the term "boomeritis."

    Excess Exercise

  • But boomeritis ailments are mostly overuse injuries; they're not those sudden injures where you shatter a bone.

    Excess Exercise

  • Dr. Nicholas A. DiNubile, an orthopedic surgeon, coined the term “boomeritis” because of all the exercise-related injuries he was seeing.

    Lange 2010

  • I should have a thicker skin, but to read these posts on your site about boomer 'narcissism' and 'boomeritis' just really sticks in my craw.

    Booming Babies Still Want Bidey

  • GUPTA: This injury explosion now has a name: boomeritis.

    CNN Transcript May 12, 2003

  • "Being active is the closest thing to the fountain of youth," but most people need to modify their exercise habits because they're overdoing one sport, not stretching, or doing something else that puts their joints at risk, said DiNubile, the "boomeritis" doctor.

    USATODAY.com News

  • Being active is the closest thing to the fountain of youth," but most people need to modify their exercise habits because they're overdoing one sport, not stretching, or doing something else that puts their joints at risk, said DiNubile, the "boomeritis" doctor.

    Baby boomers fueling boom in knee, hip surgeries

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  • A repetitive strain injury suffered by boomerang throwers, whereby the elbow - being rudderless in psychomotor terms due to extreme muscle fatigue - thumps repeatedly and pointlessly against the side of the head. Not pretty. Several cases have been recorded in the Australian Ministry of Defence, the episodes becoming acute to life-threatening when Australia's participation in the War Of Terror is mentioned.

    December 9, 2007