Gen Y

or GenY, Gen-Y

[ jen-wahy ]


Origin of Gen Y


Other words from Gen Y

  • Gen Y'er, noun

Other definitions for -geny (2 of 2)


  1. a combining form meaning “origin,” used in the formation of compound words: phylogeny.

Origin of -geny

From the Greek word -geneia, dating back to 1885–90. See -gen, -y3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Gen Y in a sentence

  • This Blitheman perceiving that he had a natural geny to the faculty, spared neither time nor labor to advance it to the utmost.

    Dealings With The Dead | A Sexton of the Old School
  • I never saw him in the like way, except just that time when Miss Geny had the small pox.'

    Camilla | Fanny Burney
  • He left college without a degree, "his geny being," according to Ant.

British Dictionary definitions for -geny


n combining form
  1. indicating origin or manner of development: phylogeny

Origin of -geny

from Greek -geneia, from -genēs born

Derived forms of -geny

  • -genic, adj combining form

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