Gen Z

\ ˈjen-ˈzē How to pronounce Gen Z (audio) \

Definition of Gen Z

: 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 nounGen 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 useGen-Z students/consumers

Other Words from Gen Z

Gen Zer \ ˈjen-​ˈzē-​ər How to pronounce Gen Zer (audio) \ or Gen-Zer noun, 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

First Known Use of Gen Z

1999, in the meaning defined above

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Cite this Entry

“Gen Z.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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