Definition of Generation X in English:

Generation X

Line breaks: Gen¦er|ation X


The generation born after that of the baby boomers (roughly from the early 1960s to mid 1970s), typically perceived to be disaffected and directionless: Generation X has grown up with IT
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  • Churchill used stories in wartime to cut through the nation's fear, though he never had to sell his sunlit uplands to a Generation X, oozing post-modern cynicism.
  • For Generation X, job security lies not with their employers, but in themselves and in having more career choices available to them.
  • Apparently Generation X has not been aging, but has been aged 20-29 for more than a decade now.


1950s: in recent use popularized by Douglas Coupland in his novel Generation X (1991).

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