Definition of the lost generation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    the lost generation

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  1. 1a generation (= group of people born at about the same time) with many of its young men killed in war, especially World War I, or one which has suffered emotional damage by growing up during war.
  2. 2a group of young US writers of the 1920s, among them Ernest Hemingway, who were opposed to the moral values of US life in the period following World War I and went to live abroad, especially in Paris.