Generation X

[ jen-uh-rey-shuhn eks ]
/ ˈdʒɛn əˈreɪ ʃən ˈɛks /

noun

the generation born between about 1966 and 1980.

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Also Gen X, Gen·X, Gen-X .

Origin of Generation X

First recorded in 1990–95; named after the novel of the same name by Douglas Coupland (born 1961), German-born Canadian artist and novelist)
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British Dictionary definitions for Generation X

Generation X

noun

members of the generation of people born between the mid-1960s and the mid-1970s who are highly educated and underemployed, reject consumer culture, and have little hope for the future

Derived forms of Generation X

Generation Xer, noun

Word Origin for Generation X

C20: from the novel Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture by Douglas Coupland
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