Definition of Generation X noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Generation X

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the group of people who were born between the early 1960s and the middle of the 1970s, who seem to lack a sense of direction in life and to feel that they have no part to play in society compare Generation Y Word Origin1950s: in recent use popularized by the author Douglas Coupland in his novel Generation X (1991). Culture The term was made popular by a book by Douglas Coupland Generation X: Tales from an Accelerated Culture (1991) and the attitudes of Generation Xers are seen in popular culture in people such as Kurt Cobain and the films of Quentin Tarantino.
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