Meaning of “Generation X” in the English Dictionary

"Generation X" in British English

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Generation Xnoun [ U ]

/ˌdʒen.ə ˈreɪ.ʃən ˈeks/ /ˌdʒen.ə ˈreɪ.ʃən ˈeks/

(Definition of “Generation X” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Generation X" in American English

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Generation Xnoun [ U ]

short form Gen X

the people born in the US in the second half of the 1960s or the early part of the 1970s

(Definition of “Generation X” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"Generation X" in Business English

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Generation Xnoun [ S ]

uk us MARKETING

the group of people who were born in the US in the 1960s and 1970s, who, as they became adults, were described as not feeling part of modern society:

Generation X workers are more likely than baby boomers to say they put family before jobs.
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Generation Xer
noun [ C ]

He is a Generation Xer who would rather spend time building his organic farm than auditioning for a reality show.

(Definition of “Generation X” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)