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Generation X

n.
The generation following the post-World War II baby boom, especially people born in the United States and Canada from the early 1960s to the late 1970s.

[After Generation X, a novel by Douglas Coupland (born 1961), Canadian writer.]

Generation X′er (ek′sər) n.

Generation X

n
(Sociology) members of the generation of people born between the mid-1960s and the mid-1970s who are seen as being highly educated and underemployed, reject consumer culture, and have little hope for the future
[C20: from the novel Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture by Douglas Coupland]
ˌGeneration ˈXer n

Generation X

(ɛks)
n.
the generation born in the 1960s and 1970s, esp. in the United States.
[after the novel of the same name (1991) by Douglas Coupland]
Generation X'er, n.

generation X

Americans and Western Europeans born between about 1963 and 1979.
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OK, so you've shopped with an enlightened Generation Xer, tried on a zillion clothes in the privacy of the store dressing room and emerged with a few figure-flattering items on the cutting edge.
This sort of integration helps the firm evolve with its environment, and, with this evolution, the nature of the contract between Generation Xer and the company shifts as well.
The old adage that what goes around comes around is likely to be more meaningful to a Generation Xer than will the judge's instruction about the deterrent value of our common law of torts.
The typical Generation Xer grew up as a "latchkey kid" with double shift-working recession-plagued parents, went to college suspicious of large corporations and was told to "Just Say No.
As for the type of funds a Generation Xer should gravitate toward, we suggest sturdy high-end mutual funds that hold blue-chip stocks, which can weather the many ups and downs of the years ahead.
Considering that so much is vying for the attention and dollar of the active Generation Xer, it's exciting to see their strong interest in, and use of, entertainment, communication, and computing products," says CEMA president Gary Shapiro.
Nearly eight in 10 (79 percent) Millennials say they create a holiday wish list, compared to 57 percent of Generation Xers and 38 percent of Baby Boomers.
A recent study shows that Millennial have fewer sexual partners, and are more accepting of premarital sex and non-traditional relationships, than Baby Boomers and Generation Xers.
About six in 10 (61%) of Generation Xers (born 1965 to 1979) and 58% of Baby Boomers (born 1946 to 1964) say their trust decreased a little to a lot.
Boomers are followed by Generation Xers, at 11%, whose figure matches the national average.
Two age ranges of principals were included in the current study: Baby Boomers comprising of those born from 1943-1960, and Generation Xers who were born from 1960-1980.
Even so, the voting rate for 18- to 24-year-olds in 2008 was about the same as it had been when Generation Xers voted in 1992 and somewhat lower than when young boomers went to the polls in 1972--a sign that this might not be a break with prior generations after all.