Modern Idioms (and where they come from)


OK boomer

A phrase used to dismiss or mock someone of the baby-boomer generation for expressing ideas seen as out-of-touch or condescending.

Possibly in use on Reddit since as early as 2009, but came to prominence in 2019 when it was used by New Zealand member of parliament Chlöe Swarbrick to respond to being heckled during a speech about climate change.