What does Millennial mean?

Someone who was born between 1981 and 1996

People who were born between 1981 and 1996 are usually known as millennials. They’re also sometimes called Generation Y, and they grew up and became adults around the time the new millennium started, which is the year 2000.

Millennials are famous for being more comfortable with the Internet, social media, and smart devices compared to the generations before them. However, they’re not as tech-savvy as Generation Z.

Unlike earlier generations, millennials had to deal with the Great Recession and the COVID-19 pandemic just as they were starting to work and build their lives. Both these events made it harder for them to make money and get ahead.

Millennials have different views and less money to spend compared to older generations. Because of this, they often get blamed for the end of certain things that older people, especially the baby boomers, used to think were important. This includes things that millennials have supposedly “ruined” or “destroyed”.

Example for using ‘Millennial’ in a conversation

Hey, did you know that I’m considered a millennial?

Really? What does that mean?

It means I was born between 1981 and 1996.

Ah, got it! So, you’re part of the generation that grew up with the Internet and social media.