Gen Y

or GenY, Gen-Y

[jen wahy]

Origin of Gen Y

Related formsGen Y'er, noun


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

Origin of -geny

From the Greek word -geneia, dating back to 1885–90. See -gen, -y3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for geny


n combining form

indicating origin or manner of developmentphylogeny
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



Production; generation; origin:ontogeny.
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