Definition for gen (2 of 3)
Definition for gen (3 of 3)
Origin of -gen
Examples from the Web for gen
So why does its fandom seem largely limited to the Gen Xers who saw the show in its first run?
Will breakfast at Balthazar bring sudden revelations about Millennials and Gen Xers and their taste in wheels?
The study compares the views of Millennials with those of gen Xers, Boomers, and Silents (as in Majority; the old folk).
The Gen X-y video boasted a giant cannonball rolling down suburban streets, as well as front woman Kim Deal singing underwater.Spike Jonze’s 13 Best Music Videos: Beastie Boys, Kanye West, Fatboy Slim, and More|Marlow Stern|December 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But increasingly such comments are coming from men—specifically young men, the Gen Y guys, the millennial males.
Might have once, when I was dead sure my dope on things in gen'ral was the only true dope.Shorty McCabe on the Job|Sewell Ford
"A gen'man to see you, sah," announced Aunt Fanny at this inopportune moment, and the entomologist was obliged to leave the room.Bee and Butterfly|Lucy Foster Madison
She don't come through till nine-thirty an' she's gen'ally late makin' the grade.Rimrock Trail|J. Allan Dunn
Every gen'leman as craves to enter dis gander-pullin' will kin'ly ride up here and de-posit a quarter 'f a dollar.A Tar-Heel Baron|Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
While Martha is sayin' grace Zenobia is gen'rally pourin' herself out a glass of port.Torchy, Private Sec.|Sewell Ford
British Dictionary definitions for gen (1 of 3)
Word Origin for gen
British Dictionary definitions for gen (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for gen (3 of 3)
suffix forming nouns
Word Origin for -gen
Word Origin and History for gen
word-forming element technically meaning "something produced," but mainly, in modern use, "thing that produces or causes," from French -gène (18c.), from Greek -genes "born of, produced by," related to genos "birth" (see genus). Originally in late 18th century chemistry and probably reflecting misunderstanding of -genes, as though it meant "that which produces."