third-generation

adjective

1
: being a member of the third generation of a family to be born in the U.S.
a third-generation American
2
: being a member of the second generation of a family to be born in the U.S.

Word History

Etymology

from the phrase third generation

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

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