Generation Y

[ jen-uh-rey-shuhn wahy ]
/ ˈdʒɛn əˈreɪ ʃən ˈwaɪ /

noun

the generation born between about 1980 and the mid-1990s.

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Origin of Generation Y

First recorded in 1990–95; patterned on Generation X
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British Dictionary definitions for Generation Y

Generation Y

noun

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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