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A microgeneration consisting of persons born 3 years before the end of Millennials and/or 3 years after the start of Generation Z (1992 - 1998).

Similar to Xennials (also known as the Oregon Trail Generation), born 3 years before the end of Generation X and/or 3 years after the start of Millennials (1977 - 1983).
You might be a zillennial if you can remember having VHS tapes as a child.

You might be a zillennial if you came of age (graduated from high school) in the 2010s.
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1. noun. It is the sudden feeling of an inexplicable joy one gets when something romantic or idealistic occurs.

When kilig, one may experience the following:

*butterflies in one's stomach
*heart melting
*shivers down one's spine
*irrepressible noises from one's mouth
*uncontrollable smiling
*an inner conflict between hope of something wished for and reality

Kilig may also be defined as that mountain top, floating, on cloud nine, invincible, i-could-keep-smiling, heart aching goodness and feeling which overpowers the mind's ability to think straight, act straight, breathe properly and articulate thoughts into a single comprehensible sentence.
KILIGS much?? ^_^
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A group of people who are neither completely millennials nor zoomers. They were born at the time where one generation ends and another begins (i.e. 1994 to 1999), and/or their upbringing is partly millennial-like and partly zoomer-like. They can't completely identify as being part of a single generation and feel somewhat lost.
- Man, I'm still not sure if I'm a millennial or a zoomer...
- When were you born?
- 1996
- Hmm, I guess then you're a zillennial
by RuinMyLifeDaddy July 28, 2019
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A microgeneration of people who were born near the cutoff date between Millennials and Gen Z (1996-2001) and feel too young or too old for both generations. They reached adulthood and graduated high school in the 2010s and spent their childhood during the transition from analog to digital technology. Zillennials are generally viewed as those who were born before 9/11. They were too young to be in K-12 education during 9/11 but too old to be in K-12 education during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Zoomer (Gen Z): Hey let’s do the Renegade dance on TikTok!

Zillennial: Sorry, I don’t use TikTok. I’m a Zillennial.

Millennial: I miss the good ‘ol days when the Internet didn’t even exist.

Zillennials: Can’t relate! I’m a Zillennial.
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A person whose upbringing and life experiences are like that of a Millennial (1981-1996) and Gen Z (1997-2012), but whom doesn't properly fit into either generation. Zillennials are too young to be proper millennials, but too old to be Gen Z. Zillennials are can be considered the union of the last few years of Millennials and the first few years of Gen Z (such as 1995-1998), or considered a distinct micro-generation on its own.

Some Zillennials can be pulled towards Millennials or Gen Z based on when their parents and siblings were born. (Ex: A 1996 baby is the youngest child with older siblings born in the early 90s leans more millennial. A 1998 baby whom is the oldest child with younger siblings born in the 2000s is much more Gen Z).

Zillennials are defined by:

Graduating after the Great Recession, and after the reelection of Obama in 2012, but never being in high school when Trump was in office

Being in high school before more than 50% of high school students owned a smartphone in 2013

Never being able to vote in typical millennial youth elections like in 2008 and 2012, but was able to vote in a presidential election for the first time in 2016

Being out of high school when the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting happened and the March For Our Lives protests (which solidified Gen Z's unique identity in the mainstream)

Never being affected by the raise of the age to buy tobacco products to age 21 in the US because they were at least 21
John: Hey, what generation are you?
Michael: Pew Research Center says that since I was born 1997 that I'm part of Gen Z, but I feel too old to be Gen Z.
John: Do you remember 9/11?
Michael: Actually, yes. I was in preschool at the time. Also, my first presidential election was in 2016.
John: You must be a zillennial then!
by ConfusedOtter June 28, 2020
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A microgeneration of people (1996-2001) who were born near the cutoff between Millennials and Gen Z and feel too young and too old for both generations. They reached adulthood and graduated high school in the 2010s and spent their childhoods in the 2000s during the transition from analog to digital technology. They were the core audiences of Vine, Tumblr, and YikYak. Zillennials are generally viewed as those who were born before 9/11, but have little to no memory of it. They were too young to be in school during 9/11 but too old to be in school during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Millennial: I miss the good ‘ol days when the Internet didn’t even exist.

Zillennials: Sorry, can’t relate! I’m a Zillennial.

Zoomer (Gen Z): Hey let’s do the Renegade dance on TikTok!

Zillennial: Sorry, I don’t use TikTok. I’m a Zillennial.
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A microgeneration of those born between 1994-2000, who primarily spent their childhoods post-9/11, but pre-recession, primarily spent their teens in the early-mid 2010s, and graduated high school between the years 2012 and 2018.
I’m born in 1997 and I’m not sure if I’m a Millennial or Gen Z, so I’m a Zillennial.
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