first-generation

adjective

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

Word History

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of first-generation was in 1896

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“First-generation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/first-generation. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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