or GenY, Gen-Y
[ jen-wahy ]
/ ˈdʒɛn ˈwaɪ /
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Origin of Gen Y
OTHER WORDS FROM Gen YGen Y'er, noun
Other definitions for Gen Y (2 of 2)
a combining form meaning “origin,” used in the formation of compound words: phylogeny.
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How to use Gen Y in a sentence
This Blitheman perceiving that he had a natural geny to the faculty, spared neither time nor labor to advance it to the utmost.Dealings With The Dead|A Sexton of the Old School
I never saw him in the like way, except just that time when Miss Geny had the small pox.'Camilla|Fanny Burney
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 Gen Y
n combining form
indicating origin or manner of developmentphylogeny
Derived forms of -geny-genic, adj combining form
Word Origin for -geny
from Greek -geneia, from -genēs born
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