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xennial

[ zen-ee-uhl, ek-sen‐ ]
/ ˈzɛn i əl, ɛkˈsɛn‐ /
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noun
(often initial capital letter) a person born between the late 1970s and early 1980s, especially in the U.S.; a member of the microgeneration between Generation X and Generation Y.
adjective
(often initial capital letter) noting or relating to the generation born between the late 1970s and early 1980s, especially in the U.S., seen as a microgeneration between Generation X and Generation Y.
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Origin of xennial

(Generation) X + (mill)ennial; possibly coined by U.S. journalists Sarah Stankorb and Jed Oelbaum in their essay “Reasonable People Disagree about the Post-Gen X, Pre-Millennial Generation” (2014)
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