A person born between 1977 and 1983
It's weird being married to a xennial because her childhood experiences relate to millennials much more than mine.
She probably thinks you grew up in the dark ages.
|Cusper||A person born at the intersection of two generations|
|Zillennial||A person born within a few years of 1996|
|Zennial||A person born in the mid-1990s|
|Gen Xer||A person born between 1965 and 1980|
|Millennial||A person born between 1981 and 1996|
|Oregon trail'r||A person born in the late 1970s or early 1980s|
|Boomer||A person born between 1946 and 1964|
|Gen Zer||A person born between 1997 and 2012|
|Zoomer||A person born between 1997 and 2012|
|Radio baby||A person born between 1928 and 1945|
|GI Generation||People born between 1901 and 1927|
|Alpha||A person born between 2013 and 2025|
A xennial is a person born between 1977 and 1983, the intersection between Gen Xers and millennials. Xennials belong to a cusper microgeneration (like zillennials) with traits and experiences associated with Gen Xers and millennials.
Writer Sarah Stankorb coined the name in a 2014 article to refer to people who don't neatly fall into either generation. Because of the prevalence of the Oregon Trail computer game in xennials' elementary school period, some people also refer to xennials as Oregon Trail'rs.
One of the dominant traits of xennials is the acute experience of growing up in an "analog" world as it became digital in the "new era." The rapid progression of technology, such as home video systems, video game consoles, computers, the Internet, and mobile communication devices, marked xennials' adolescence. In contrast, older Gen Xers have more analog experiences, and millennials have more digital experiences.