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Zennials are those of us born in the micro-generation occurring between 1992 and 1998 – in the blurring of time that manifested itself between the Millennials (roughly 1980/81/82 to 1994/95/96) and Generation Z (roughly 1995/96/97 to 2010/11/12).

There has been a lot of debate as to whether the last cutoff year for Millennial Gen is 1994 (as some start the 15 year Millennial gen in 1980), 1995 (my preferred cutoff and cited on Urban Dictionary a lot), or 1996 (now becoming more popular as the cut-off date as the generations mature and congeal). Therefore, to arrive at the Zennial micro-gen years, take the middle of those 3 years (1995) and extend it 3 years before (1992), and then 3 years after (1998).

Some of us remember 9/11 clearly (the oldest Zennials were 9), others barely so (the youngest Zennials where 3 or nearly so) – but we all were raised with the consequences of our changed society afterwards.

• On one side, we’re considered lazy. We don’t want to work in the real world, our shelves are lined with participation trophies and “activism” is a dirty word.
• On the other side, we’re the new world saviour. We work hard with the technology that’s native to our lives and find that activism is the only way we know how to change the political and economic world.

This dichotomy is the life of a Zennial. How can we save the world with fiery activism and technology while also being too lazy to amount to much of anything?
If you were still in single digits in terms of age when 9/11 happened, but also are old enough to remember it, even if somewhat hazily, then you are a Zennial.
by Avalon Lynd December 10, 2019
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Zennials are those born in the micro-generation between around 1991 to 1998 – in between Millennials and Generation Z. Some of us remember 9/11, others don't – but we were raised with the consequences of our changed society afterwards.

Zennials often have the same aspects of a young millennials childhood but also grew up with technology.

For example, we grew up with scooters and books but also with portable DVD players, Gameboys, and iPods (Apple being known for iPods before iPhones). We had the Motorola RAZOR era as our first phone.
I’m a zennial; I have the best traits of both millennials and generation Z.
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People born in the years of 1995-2001. They share characteristics of both millennials and generation Z.

1995 borns were the first to graduate in a year ending with -teen and 2001 borns are going to be the last. Class of 2002-2012 = solidly Y, class of 20teen = zennial, class of 202X = solidly Z. i think this works pretty well because 1995 borns aren’t ancient or anything, they’ll be part of the 18-24 demographic until 2020, meaning they have been/will be spending a decent amount of their young adulthood within Z culture.
I’m a zennial; I have the best traits of both millennials and generation Z.
by KoJudah July 18, 2020
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A person born between 1998 and 2003. This is a micro-generation between Millennial and Zoomer. Zennials often have the same childhood as young millenials but also got modern smartphones not to late in their childhood.
I was born in 2002, but I’m not a Zoomer, I’m a Zennial
by Jay shieldstone October 23, 2019
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