[ jen-uh-rey-shuhn eks ]
/ ˈdʒɛn əˈreɪ ʃən ˈɛks /
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)
Words nearby Generation X
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British Dictionary definitions for Generation X
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 XGeneration 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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