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first-generation

[ furst-jen-uh-rey-shuhn ]
/ ˈfɜrstˌdʒɛn əˈreɪ ʃən /
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adjective
being the first generation of a family to be born in a particular country.
being a naturalized citizen of a particular country; immigrant: the child of first-generation Americans.
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