: generation z
Gen Z is as nuanced and complex as every generation before them … In fact, they are considered to be the most diverse and multicultural generation ever. Andrew Kelly and Guy Cierzan
Gen Z is incredibly media savvy, so the challenge for marketers is trying to connect with an audience that already knows every marketing trick in the book. Chirag Kulkarni
often used before another noun
Gen Z activists are using social media to start movements and gather the momentum they need to make positive changes in the world. Savanna Smith
often hyphenated in such use
Gen-Z students/consumers
Gen Zer noun
or Gen-Zer
plural Gen Zers or Gen-Zers
… even the oldest Gen Zer was just a tween when the iPhone was released in 2007. Ryan Kelly
Though many tend to lump them together, millennials and Gen Zers are two very different cohorts. Chad Recchia

Word History

First Known Use

1996, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Gen Z was in 1996

Dictionary Entries Near Gen Z

Cite this Entry

“Gen Z.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gen%20Z. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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