The phase affected by the quarterlife crisis, or the lapse of time -- ranging from a few years to over a decade -- where a twenty-something experiences the transitioning stage between late adolescence and young adulthood (approximately ages 17-23) and full-fledged adulthood.
Twixterhood, a neologism combining "Twixter," a term coined by a writer at TIME magazine, to the suffix "hood," suggests an adulthood characterized by financial, emotional, and/or personal immaturity, a refusal to "grow up," a desire to hold onto or maintain the glory years of college partying or casual relationships, or the preference of traveling, exploring, learning, and taking on part-time or temporary forms of employment instead of committing to full-time, permanent positions.
Both a positive and negative experience for twenty-somethings, and even thirty-somethings, the average length of Twixterhood has lengthened since the maturing years of Generation X-ers: members of Generation Y, and the generations after Y, are prone to drawing out this stage, particularly by moving back in or residing permanently with their parents.
After hugging his younger sister on her twenty-fifth birthday, he jokingly welcomed her into Twixterhood, and laughed because she was about to move back into her childhood bedroom at their parents' house, as she could no longer afford to pay rent and go to graduate school at the same time.
A specific demographic group, those aged 20-29. Often Obama supporters (regardless of the country they live in), heavy drinkers, users of urbandictionary.com (and the souce of all the worthwhile-to-read definitions, as opposed to the adolescents that write the unfunny definitions that either profess their love for a gf/bf or proclaim their hatred of a schoolmate), students, servers, bartenders, clubgoers, in massive debt yet still optimistic, and believe that they can change the world if they just work together (until they reach the threshold age of 30, when 98% people realize the futility of their causes).
The author of this UD definition belongs to twenty-somethings demographic.
The courageous protesters at Tiananmen Square were mostly twenty-somethings.
1. The age range encompassing young adults.
2. The decade where while you are an adult and have to do the unpleasant responsibilities such as taxes and paperwork forced unto you by bureaucracies everywhere, you are not taken seriously.
3. The decade in which you feel both as old as a fossil one minute and fearfully young and lost the next.
4. The decade in which you suffer the dreaded quarterlife crisis.
5. The decade where you realize that contrary to what you thought in grade school when writing those "Where will you be in ten years?" papers, you will NOT be living in your very own new house with a brand-new car in the driveway, and you may not even be married or have children.
6. The age group frequently accused (generally unfairly and in response to any news articles about the high rate of unemployment among young adults) of being "entitled."
7. The age group most rivaling teens for being the targets of ageism.
1. Cranky middle-aged troll: I hate working with people in their twenties... they actually think they deserve a decent job.
2. Jessica: I'm not a in high school anymore, I'm in my twenties, so stop treating me like a child MOM.
3. Brittany: Ohgod... I'm twenty-seven and I really don't know what to do with my life... and my twenties are almost over. I'm so screwed.
4. James: I thought I had it bad in high school, but so far, the twenties really suck.
5. Brian: So much for having that mansion and Ferrari in my twenties... I have a MASTERS and I'm STILL stuck cashiering at Target.
6. Troll on a news article about how the unemployment of twenty-somethings is at a record high: THOSE POTHEAD HIPPIES KIDS IN THEIR TWENTIES ARE ENTITLED BRATS. They think they have problems? Wait until they leave Mommy and Daddy and have REAL problems.
7. Bitter middle-aged man- "They should make school compulsory for anyone in their twenties, then they won't have to whine about how there's no jobs for them because nobody is retiring."
A hat that fits on the head as if it were an upside down bucket. Trendy amongst twenty-somethings who don't quite know where they fit in. May be emblazened with a beer logo.
Hey! Dump the fish heads out of the bucket and put it on your head. You are now wearing a bucket hat!
The Chinatown bus is the savior of college kids and broke-ass twenty-somethings everywhere. Well, everywhere there is a Chinatown.
The bus, which may be owned by a number of companies who typically all honor each other's tickets, is usually populated by Chinese people, young people and hideously bad films that are played again and again. And one bathroom.
They leave on the hour every hour. In New York, for example, they leave from Canal Street and go to Boston hourly. Often, they stop at a rest area.
Don't take the short bus. You will have to piss.
I'm taking the Chinatown bus to Nashua, N.H. so I can live free or die cheaply.
1: Generation X's strong adverse reaction to being stereotyped as slackers
2: The phenomenon of 1990's Gen X slackers becoming the new centuries focused and highly successful young professionals and entrepreneurs.
Example 1: A group of twenty-somethings were sitting in a coffee shop in the late 1990's when one of them brought up the subject of Generation X's stereotypes. An intense slacklash ensued, bringing to the surface feelings of extreme anger and contempt. After all, each person at the table was a.) in college actively seeking a degree b.) had tried drugs but did not do them with any frequency c.) cared deeply about the political climate and d.) none of them owned a video game console.
Example 2: In the 1990's, Gen X'ers were typecast as cynical, apathetic, drug-using slackers. They were supposed to "enter a dismal economy with low-wage/low-benefit jobs." In what many are calling a slacklash, the new millenium is witnessing a multitude of hardworking, focused, successful, and upwardly mobile Gen X'ers. Business journals have even called Gen X "The Entrepreneurial Generation." They've kicked the drugs, ditched grunge, put down the joystick, and started to realize their potential. Take that Baby Boomers!
Having distinct or certain limits - However, this adverb is OVERUSED by many idiotic twenty-somethings - This can be witnessed time and time again on moronic "dating" shows such as, for example, "Elimidate" or "The 5th Wheel" - Males and females alike are guilty of this bizarrely exagerrated use of the word 'definitely'. It's the 'totally' of the 90s/00s...
She: "I definitely think Josh is hot - But he definitely doesn't wax so I'm definitely going to have to go with Brad."
He: "Jennifer's definitely hot. She definitely has a nice body. But Jessica definitely rocks my world more. So I'm definitely going to ask her out"