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zoomer (2)

analogy noun
A person from generation z
 
This term is used by people of all ages, typically as a lighthearted slang term online for generation z.
Etymology : This term plays on generation names. The term “baby boomer” describes a person born, hence a baby, during the “boom” of births following World War II. To create “boomer”, the root “baby” was clipped from the word because younger people today realized the people in the baby boomer generation were elderly now. From here, the term “generation z” to describe people born between roughly 1996-2015 was clipped to “gen z”, because it was simpler to say. By analogy to the term “boomer”, “gen z” became “zoomer”. It is speculated that people today feel that “zoomer” is fitting for this generation because gen z is a relatively young generation that, by reanalysis, is able to move about more quickly and “zoom” (in a physical sense or technological sense on a computer interface) better than other generations.
Source : “Did you see that group of zoomers yesterday touring campus?” -conversation with parents, September 2019
Last modified: 10 December 2019


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