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."
Popularity Over Time
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.