the generation born in the 1980s and 1990s, especially in the U.S.
Origin of Generation Y
1990–95; patterned on Generation X
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British Dictionary definitions for generation y
members of the generation of people born between the early 1980s and mid-1990s who are seen as being discerning consumers with a high disposable income
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