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Gen Y

or GenY, Gen-Y

[jen wahy]
  1. Generation Y.
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Origin of Gen Y

Related formsGen Y'er, noun


  1. a combining form meaning “origin,” used in the formation of compound words: phylogeny.
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Origin of -geny

From the Greek word -geneia, dating back to 1885–90. See -gen, -y3
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Historical Examples of geny

  • He left college without a degree, "his geny being," according to Ant.

    Reliques of Ancient English Poetry, Volume I (of 3)

    Thomas Percy

British Dictionary definitions for geny


n combining form
  1. indicating origin or manner of developmentphylogeny
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Derived Forms-genic, adj combining form

Word Origin for -geny

from Greek -geneia, from -genēs born
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Word Origin and History for geny


word-forming element meaning "genesis, origin, production," from French -génie, from Greek -geneia, from genes "born, produced" (see genus).

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geny in Medicine


  1. Production; generation; origin:ontogeny.
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