Definition of first-generation

1 : born in the U.S. used of an American of immigrant parentage
2 : foreign-born used of a naturalized American

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First Known Use of first-generation

1896, in the meaning defined above

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“First-generation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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