Generation X

noun

Definition of Generation X

: the generation of people born in the 1960s and 1970s If you're a member of Generation X, chances are you may be feeling that "Reality Bites" when it comes to your retirement planning.— Lorie Konish The younger portion of the network's 12-to-34-year-old target audience … exhibited different tastes and sensibilities from the post-baby boom Generation X.— Meg James — compare generation y, generation z

Other Words from Generation X

Generation Xer \ -​ˈek-​sər How to pronounce Generation X (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of Generation X

1989, in the meaning defined above

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“Generation X.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Generation%20X. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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Generation X

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Generation X

: the group of people in the U.S. who were born during the late 1960s and the 1970s

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