Generation Z

noun

Definition of 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

First Known Use of Generation Z

1997, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Generation Z

Time Traveler for Generation Z

Time Traveler

The first known use of Generation Z was in 1997

See more words from the same year

Statistics for Generation Z

Cite this Entry

“Generation Z.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Generation%20Z. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

Comments on Generation Z

What made you want to look up Generation Z? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Slippery Words Quiz—Changing with the Times

  • ducreux self portrait yawning
  • What is an earlier meaning of nice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!