Definitions

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  • noun informal A narcissistic liberal worldview associated with baby boomers.

Etymologies

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

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.

    This week in safety: Recalled foods that may be in your cupboard

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

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

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

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

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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

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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