Generation Y

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Using Y as the letter that follows X, as in Generation X.

Proper noun[edit]

Generation Y

  1. The generation of people born between the early 1980s and mid-1990s (with 1996 births cited as the last Millennial year), following Generation X.[1][2]
    Synonyms: Generation Next, millennials
    Coordinate terms: Generation X, Generation Z, Nintendo generation


See also[edit]

Timeline of generations
Generation AlphazoomerGeneration ZmillennialGeneration YMTV generationGeneration Xbaby boomerSilent Generation


  1. ^ Generation Y”, in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster, 1996–present.
  2. ^ Michael Dimock (17 January 2019), “Defining generations: Where Millennials end and Generation Z begins”, in Pew Research Center[1], archived from the original on 2020-06-01.

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