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Millennial is an identity given to a broadly and vaguely defined group of people. There are two wings of "Millennial" that are often at odds with each other: Generation Y (people born between 1981-1991) and Generation Z (born between 1991-2001). People of Generation Y often have characteristics similar to Generation X, which is why Generation Z will confuse Generation Y with Generation X and then claim to be the generation that represents "MIllennial," when in fact, birth years for Millennial range from about 1981-2001, just as the birth-years for Baby Boomers ranged from 1946-1964.
Both Generation Y and Generation Z can be called "Millennials," with the primary difference between the two being technology. Generation Y grew-up on personal computers, cell phones, and video game systems, while Generation Z has grown up on tablets, smartphones, and apps. Yet, the common ground between both generations is that both have been transforming and altering communication and identity--not just in the United States but globally.
by rbdz29 January 08, 2017
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A term used by insecure idiots to dismiss somebody aged 10-35.
Cunt: "You millennials are entitled and selfish for playing video games, because we had to play outside. No wonder you don't have a girlfriend/boyfriend."
Kid: "Whatever. Enjoy your mid-life crisis, dickweed."
by Just Another Retarded Anon September 01, 2016
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We're actually a pretty okay generation to be honest. We are cool headed, easy to talk to, and pretty open minded. Yes, we have our flaws. Sure, we may not be QUITE as outdoorsy as the baby boomers were growing up, but I know for fact that we, along with Gen X, were a hell of a lot LESS ridiculously rebellious than the baby boomers were.

They complain that we're not even as politically engaged as we should be... unless, of course, we unquestioningly agree with all their politics. And yet we get shit for that as well. Too liberal, yet not political enough? Dafuq lol? Not to mention that politics in general is a very trashy, childish field designed for people who couldn't make something productive out of their lives.

That definition by Mr. SnowmanPants is utter bull. We lack common life skills and hardware? Then PLEASE tell me why older generations like Boomers keep bitching about the top engineering and tech companies like Google hiring us in droves and pushing out baby boomers?

And most importantly, why do we constantly need to even be labeled this much in the first place?
Mark Zuckerburg anyone? Millennial, creator and engineer of Facebook, one of the greatest communication networks of today? And contrary to popular beliefs, no we do not just live in our parents house forever. We just stay there until we're financially independent, which is hard to be in this economy (thanks Baby Boomers).

No, millennials are not perfect. But we certainly don't deserve the ten kinds of shit that Baby Boomers LOVE to talk about us without even stopping to take a very good critical look at themselves. It's kind of amazing how jackassed they can be when you think about it :)
by SomewhatOfALibertarian September 01, 2016
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Special little snowflake.

Born between 1982 and 1994 this generation is something special, cause Mom and Dad and their 5th grade teacher Mrs. Winotsky told them so. Plus they have a whole shelf of participation trophies sitting at home so it has to be true.

They believe themselves to be highly intelligent, the teachers and lecturers constantly gave them "A"'s in order to keep Mom and Dad from complaining to the Dean. Unfortunately, nobody explained to them the difference between and education and grade inflation so they tend to demonstrate poor spelling and even poorer grammar.

At work, millennials believe themselves to be overachievers who just aren't understood by their loser bosses. Even Mom said so when she showed up for the interview. They are the only generation in the universe to understand the concept of work life balance and to actually want to find a fulfilling career. All those Gen X losers just don't get it what with hoping to keep their jobs and pay the bills but they are just corporate drone so who cares what they think? They should be smart like Millennials and get Mom and Dad to pay for that stuff until they can work out what they want to do with their lives and then get rich doing it.
Well, I've been here at this job for 6 months now and I've been on time mostly so I should get a raise now 'cause I've paid my dues.
Did you know we are the most technologically advanced generation, like eva? And smart too. They call us millennials cause we were born before the millennial I think.
by The witter July 14, 2010
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Generation coming of age around the beginning of the millennium. Born from 1980-1990.
by whothefknows June 24, 2007
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Like "epic", except not for cunts.
1. Have you heard that new dnb tune? It's fucking millennial!

2. Jesus I've got the most millennial boner.

3. Only millennial cunts use the word epic as an adjective.
via giphy
by MSX Psycho February 06, 2017
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A millennial is a person born between the years 1982 and 2004. Millennials are the generation after Generation X (1965-1984). They tend to be more confident and optimistic (sometimes unrealistically so) than previous generations. Mantra of the Millennials: "Follow Your Heart."
Millennials need to stop waiting for their dreams to come true and start making them happen.
by sojournerhere October 11, 2016
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