American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to Generation Y.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A terminal element meaning ‘production, generation,’ etc., in some abstract compound nouns of Greek origin, usually accompanied by concrete nouns in -gen and by adjectives in -genous. See -gen and -genus.
“Gen-Y, aka the Millennials, was the first generation raised on computers and electronic gadgetry.”
“Yet the use of text messaging for business purposes continues to grow, in concert with more of Gen-Y entering the workplace, and a continuing increase in the global rate of texting by everyone.”
“Gen-Y workers often see greetings as a chance to establish a distinct identity, says Bruce Tulgan , an author and consultant on generational issues in New Haven, Conn.”
“While 80% of Gen-Y list at least one school entry on their Facebook profiles, only 36% list a job entry.”
“Gen-Y will form 75% of the workforce by 2025 and are actively shaping corporate culture and expectations.”
“Millennial Branding reports: Only 7% of Gen-Y works for a Fortune 500 company because startups are dominating the workforce for this demographic in today's economy.”
“If large corporations want to remain competitive, they need to aggressively recruit Gen-Y workers.”
“Last week's Nexus Global Youth Summit was a rainbow of unique and enthusiastic Gen-X, Gen-Y and even Gen-Z 15-year-olds wealth holders and passionate social entrepreneurs.”
“As far as I could tell, they were both supposed to be in their mid-twenties, which should make them Gen-Y (my birth year and younger).”
“(As a Gen X-er, should I read that Gen-Y reference as an invitation to cancel my account?)”
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