Definition of Generation Xer in US English:

Generation Xer


  • A member of Generation X (born from the early 1960s to late 1970s)

    ‘as a Generation Xer I have come to the conclusion that the politicians have let a whole generation down’
    • ‘It's crazy - I am 36 years old, so I am firmly a Generation Xer, and yet the young adults I see just coming into the workplace are, to me, from another planet.’
    • ‘I felt like there was this huge generation of baby boomer managers who could really benefit from seeing the world through the eyes of a Generation Xer.’
    • ‘Knowing that they must keep learning to be marketable, Generation Xers are lifelong learners.’
    • ‘For the most part, the films on the list cluster in the 1980s and early 90s, because I'm a Generation Xer and that's when my brain was in its most malleable period.’
    • ‘Feedback a Generation Xer thinks is immediate and honest can seem hasty or even inappropriate to the other generations.’
    • ‘The people in these stories represent the four distinct generations that make up today's Canadian workforce - Matt is a Generation Xer, Ted is a Veteran, Deb is a Baby Boomer and Brianna is a Millennial.’
    • ‘Newspapers must not underestimate the drawing power of advertisements for Generation Xers, particularly women.’
    • ‘Imagine the friction that can develop when a Generation Xer - born between 1960 and 1980-is asked to manage a group that includes many baby boomers and veterans, all born between 1922 and 1960.’
    • ‘The potential talent and creativity of Generation Xers has a hard sugar-coating of destructive self-love.’
    • ‘Whether it is a frustrated Generation Xer or a threatened middle-aged manager, the critical change is realizing that the security they seek is some thing they must provide themselves.’
    • ‘Lynne and David are the rare combination of a classic Baby Boomer and an entrepreneurial Generation Xer who, together, explore the sometimes frustrating, often hilarious, and always thought-provoking challenges of communicating between generations.’
    • ‘Although they have been reluctant to marry and start families, Generation Xers value home life and the stability inherent in homeownership.’
    • ‘At 33, Slidell is a Generation Xer; he entered medical school later than most of his fellow residents.’
    • ‘However, should your company be one that provides training, the Generation Xers may not leave so quickly.’
    • ‘If you can remember when man first walked on the moon then it is likely that your attitude to new technology is different from a Generation Xer or Net-Generation member who think it all began with the first Star Wars movie.’


Generation Xer

/ˌjenəˌrāSHən ˈeksər//ˌdʒɛnəˌreɪʃən ˈɛksər/