Generation X



  • noun the generation of people who were born between 1963 and 1976 and began their working lives from the 1980s onwards


  • noun a journalese coinage describing the supposedly listless, apathetic post-yuppie generation of young people who were entering adulthood in the early 1990s. The phrase was borrowed, in 1992, by the Canadian author Douglas Coupland, from earlier use as the title of a 1960s sociological analysis of youth rebellion and in the 1970s as the name of a would-be punk band.