grey nomad

grey nomad
A retired person who travels extensively within Australia, esp. by campervan, caravan or motor home. Grey nomads generally travel with no particular schedule or date to return to their normal place of residence. 'They're back -thousands of them-trailing their Jaycos and Sunliners across the Tweed to squander their kids' inheritance on a fold-up chair next to a breezy Queensland beach. The grey nomad is now a feature of the natural world, like the movement of whales whose path they shadow up and down the east coast every winter.' (Courier-Mail 19 July 2005). The grey nomad is a product of the Baby Boomer generation. The term was first recorded 1995.

Australian idioms. 2014.

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