Generation Z


: the generation of people born in the late 1990s and early 2000s
Generally, members of Generation Z are tech-savvy, pragmatic, open-minded, individualistic but also socially responsible …An Hodgson
For Generation Z, swiping, tapping and scrolling are about as second nature as breathing.Dara Treseder
compare generation x, generation y

Examples of Generation Z in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The large millennial generation is also increasingly aging into homeownership, as the smaller Generation Z enters the apartment market. Andrew Khouri, Los Angeles Times, 21 Sep. 2023 Birmingham is the third most popular metro for Generation Z homebuyers in the nation according to a recent study published by financial assistance website LendingTree using their own site’s mortgage request data. Heather Gann |, al, 18 July 2023 While 6% of Generation Z respondents identified as something other than exclusively male or only female, 3% of millennials reported the same, while only 1% of Generation X and boomers did. Julie Moreau, NBC News, 1 June 2023 In addition to unpaid care that adult members of Generation Z provide, AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving estimate that there are an additional 3.4 million caregivers under 18 who help out in the home. Lauren J. Mapp, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Apr. 2023 As part of a wave of Generation Z youth running for and winning office, Ezidore has dealt with angry comments from residents, disparaging him for his age and, at times, his race. Laura Blasey, Los Angeles Times, 17 Apr. 2023 The company began developing a credit card that features perks tailored to Generation Z and plans to offer it in the coming months. Erin Griffith, New York Times, 20 Mar. 2023 Citi’s Liu Says Gen Z Wants Investments to Do Good (9:30 a.m. ET) Millennial and Generation Z investors are more focused on doing good with their money, said Ida Liu, global head of Citigroup Inc.’s private bank. Yiqin Shen, Fortune, 8 June 2023 Crocs has steadily become more popular among Generation Z shoppers, a coveted demographic for any retail brand. Jordyn Holman, New York Times, 27 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1993, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Generation Z was in 1993

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“Generation Z.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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