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Coeval

[koh-EE-vəl]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Latin, early 17th century

1.

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."

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About Coeval

Coeval developed from the Latin word “coaevus,” the combination of the words “co” (jointly) + “aevum” (age).

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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.

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