What is a ‘zoomer’?
“Zoomers” are people that refuse to get any older and continue to wear the light clothes, bright makeup, brightly coloured hairstyles, and have a general sense of misplaced youthfulness.
A “zoomer” or a “golden ager” is an individual in their 70s or 80s who refuses to officially age and instead remains as young as possible by wearing the style of clothing still worn by children, sporting attitudes and mannerisms appropriate for someone decades younger than themself; often doing so without due regard for how this reflects upon themselves. This term was coined some time ago but has been reemerging recently due to our societal obsession with youth where things like hair dyeing has also become normalized even for older women.
It’s not uncommon to see a zoomer at the mall or in line for an “all-you-can-eat buffet” wearing skinny jeans, sneakers and some kind of jacket pulled over their heads with only certain sections of their pink scalps poking out while they struggle with their walkers. They’re often seen in public with adult children who are trying to keep them from embarrassing themselves.
Zoomers, in many ways, resemble children in their appearance and attitudes. They wear the same kinds of clothing as young people wear, such as unbuttoned shirts and T-shirts that seem like they’ve been designed for girls. They wear their hair in the same styles as children, such as with long and messy bangs or in pigtails. Because of this and because they often speak and act like young people, it’s common to mistake them for young people.
Zoomers also share many of the same qualities that you see in children, including things like very strong emotions, limited interests and conversation topics, and having a short attention span. They’re often unable to concentrate on things for more than a few seconds or minutes at a time.
As children do, zoomers tend to be impulsive. Since they’re not as aware of consequences as older people, they sometimes make decisions that are unwise.
Young children, like zoomers, often don’t think about how their behavior affects others. So if they want something, they aren’t likely to consider whether or not it makes sense for them to have it . They’re also less able than older people to understand what causes other people to feel happy, sad or upset.
Many zoomers are unable to care for themselves on their own. They may be unable to dress themselves appropriately for the weather, maintain personal hygiene or prepare meals. Many elderly people who display this behavior have dementia leading some doctors to believe that it’s not possible for some older people with dementia to live on their own. While it’s true that some older adults with dementia do not need to live in a nursing home, others are perfectly capable of living on their own as long as they have proper care and supervision.
They are a type of person who is always saying how things were better back “in the day” or “back when I was younger”. They believe in tradition without question and will never change their opinion on the subject. Detractors say that zoomers don’t offer new ideas to social norms, believing they’re too old to contribute.
A critic would say zoomers are more likely than anyone else to hold a stance on an issue without having given it much thought – though not completely unbiased, a little new perspective can go a long way. Zoomers should value those close ties with older family members, since they may be one of few people left who know about life before Facebook or Twitter disrupted social norms, and they need to cherish that knowledge.
A ZOMER is an acronym for “a person that has reached “old age” and will never be young agin.” The word also signifies the frustration of a growing number of Americans who are finding themselves struggling with old age.
ZOMERS have been ignored for years, but there are times when young people actually insult or attack them. This need to be condemned, because it only adds to the systemic abuse they’re suffering under…
This term was created in 2008 by Katherine Andersen-Nathan as a way to categorize this growing population of abandoned elders who live in their adult kids’ basements or retirement home long past the day when they should have left those places and gone out on their own.
One who is excessively enthralled with their career or studies.
One might say, for example, “you are such a zoomer!” – as in getting too involved in your work, putting in extra hours just to be seen.
Zoomer is an idiom meaning ‘to suddenly get excited about something’; such as a book, movie, or new piece of equipment. Coined by Ziyur Kaftan to express the sudden inspiration and insight achieved through reading many books and articles.
Zoomers are one of the three types of wealthy people – older, well-to-do professional couples with stable incomes and no dependents.
These people are comfortable enough to have 5 or 6 houses (hence the name, which is a combination of zoomer and “mover”), they spend about 3 months in each place and there’s never any rush to move on to their next destinations. They’re often in professions that don’t require a physical presence at work, such as investment bankers or international lawyers.
But most importantly, they’ve usually managed to save quite a bit for retirement so they don’t really need their jobs any longer – but enjoy them anyway because it was a long journey getting there.
Zoomers, as the name suggests, are people who ‘zoom’ in on things.
Zoomers are often retirees who have a lot of time on their hands and enjoy going to art galleries or exhibitions that they might not usually visit during their working lives.
They may also be retired business people with an eye for detail. It could even be someone with a diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome because it is similar to this condition in some ways, i.e., distinguishing patterns from details and having trouble understanding gestures. All zoomers share one thing in common – they have obsessive focus when looking at something small up close.
A Zoomer is typically the name given to people who are in their 80s, and it’s always humorous when they happen not to know what a phone is. In fact, etymologists disagree over how the word “Zoomer” came into use.
It’s speculated that Zoomers first started appearing around 1984 onwards. It was during this time many Generation X-ers suddenly began referring to their grandparents as Zoomers because of how outdated everything seemed when compared with more recent advancements in technology.
The term became popular again circa 2010 as tablets and smart phones changed society all over again–and as society collectively realized that we were living at the tail-end of an entire generation’s life where they were actually ahead of the technological curve.
It’s only a few short years before the X-ers become Zoomers themselves, and many of us have already begun referring to our parents as “Old Tops” because of their own outdated notions about how society works–and fails to work.
This brings me to my point: I believe it is time for the Zoomer generation to retire from public life.
No offense–but seriously, it’s been about 30 years since you were considered relevant. You can’t go around spreading your outdated ideas and expecting people to take you seriously anymore.
It’s time for the Zoomers to be put out to pasture. It’s time for them to sit down with their rocking chairs and enjoy the sunset. The world has no place for you anymore, nor does it need you to defend outdated ideas about how things work.
Zoomers are people who were born in or after the year 2000.
Other definitions include: a person over the age of 20 who is not ‘old enough’ for that title, while still very much retaining youthfulness; and one with an obsessive following of their peers on social media to watch what they do. They can also be used to describe someone who is always showing up at parties, bars, etc. The term “zoomer” is often used by millennials (born between 1980 – 1998) to describe themselves in a joking way when they feel it necessary to differentiate themselves from boomers when discussing matters relating specifically to them as they see it as not fair that there’s one phrase shared between two different generations.
It’s a term used by people who are bored of social media, so they begin to create short video clips.
Zoomers are bored with the monotony of existing 3-4 minute videos on Facebook or YouTube, and cannot handle looking at more than ten seconds of a meme, text art, or GIF. Many choose to relegate themselves to their phone for 15 minutes in order to construct 10-second vids from whatever is around them. They’re also typically not public figures – otherwise what would be the point? For example Taylor Swift when she was feeling punk about having her newest release not go number one on Billboard charts stuck a zoomer down her skirt backstage just 10 feet away from where her fans were waiting in line for signatures?
Zoomer culture has recently exploded – over 500,000 people have subscribed to the Pogobotz official YouTube channel that features 10-second clips of things moving very fast or movement blurring with text on it.