millennial

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

millennium +‎ -al

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Adjective[edit]

millennial (not comparable)

  1. Referring to the 1,000th anniversary of an event or happening: millennial fair.
  2. Occurring every thousand years
  3. Occurring at the end or beginning of a millennium
    • 2012 June 26, Genevieve Koski, “Music: Reviews: Justin Bieber: Believe”, The Onion AV Club:
      When the staccato, Neptunes-ian single “Boyfriend” was released in March, musical prognosticators were quick to peg the album it portended, Believe, as Justin Bieber’s Justified, a grown-and-sexy, R&B-centric departure that evolved millennial teenybopper Justin Timberlake into one of the unifying pop-music figures of the aughts.
  4. (Christianity) Referring to the millennium: the millennial judgment.

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Noun[edit]

millennial (plural millennials)

  1. A person from the generation which grew up in the 1990s and 2000s.