Part of speech: noun
Origin: Latin, early 17th century
a person of roughly the same age as oneself; a contemporary
Examples of Coeval in a sentence
"It was hard to believe that level-headed Margaret is a coeval to those wild children."
"Only your coevals would understand that pop culture reference."
Coeval developed from the Latin word “coaevus,” the combination of the words “co” (jointly) + “aevum” (age).
Did you Know?
Folks who belong to the same generation are coevals, or roughly the same age. Millennials are coevals born between 1981 and 1996, but Gen Z is starting to come of age. They were born between 1997 and 2012.