The definition of a boomerang child is a child who leaves the family home for work or school, but then returns to the home when there is no work available.
An example of a boomerang child is a person in their thirties who lives in the basement of his childhood home.
- attributive form of boomerang child
- boomerang-child syndrome
(plural boomerang children)
- A young adult, especially a college graduate, who has returned to the parental home, especially from college due to unemployment.