- the generation born between about 1966 and 1980, especially in the U.S.
Origin of Generation X
after the novel of the same name (1991) by Douglas Coupland
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- 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
Word Origin for Generation X
C20: from the novel Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture by Douglas Coupland
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