Generation Y


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Generation Y

n.
The generation following Generation X, especially people born in the United States and Canada from the early 1980s to the late 1990s.

[Modeled on Generation X.]
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Generation Y

n
(Sociology) members of the generation of people born between the early 1980s and mid-1990s who are seen as being discerning consumers with a high disposable income
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Generation Y


n.
the generation born in the 1980s and 1990s, esp. in the United States.
[1990–95; patterned after Generation X]
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generation Y

People born into technologically advanced societies since 1980.
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