: 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

Examples of Gen Z in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wealthy young Americans are increasingly turning their backs on traditional assets in favor of more unique investments, a new Bank of America survey has found, with rich Gen Z and millennials choosing to buy watches and rare cars instead of simply stocks and bonds. Byeleanor Pringle, Fortune, 19 June 2024 Just like the rest of Gen Z, I’m obsessed with Jenna Ortega. Kleigh Balugo, StyleCaster, 17 June 2024 His findings are in line with another survey, from the American Academy of Dermatology that found many members of Gen Z are unaware about the risks of sunburn and the basics of sun protection. Maria Godoy, NPR, 17 June 2024 While the idea isn’t new, and was once considered old-fashioned, the wide-ranging term is being used as a marketing tool on China’s lucrative e-commerce platforms, with retailers quick to turn Gen Z’s patriotic, and at times, nationalistic sentiments, for profit. Christy Choi, CNN, 16 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for Gen Z 

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Word History

First Known Use

1996, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Gen Z.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gen%20Z. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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