: being a member of the second generation of a family to be born in the U.S.
: native-born of foreign or mixed parentage
the second-generation girl avoids … the feminine alliances that typify the girl of American-born parentsS. G. Dulsky

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from the phrase second generation

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“Second-generation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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