This page is about the slang term empty-nester
a parent whose children have grown up and left home
- After spending many years raising their children, Kevin and Joan are now empty-nesters after their youngest daughter went to live with some friends.
- We're still getting used to being empty-nesters. The house seems so quiet all the time.
This is typically used in American and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
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Contributor: Matt Errey