What is a cusper?

A person born at the intersection of two generations

A cusper is a person born near the beginning or end of a generation. For example, a person born in 1996 is a cusper, who may identify as a millennial, a zoomer, or neither. (This specific type of cusper may be referred to as a zillennial.)

Cuspers are unique because they experience life events and exhibit traits associated with both their generations. For example, a millennial/zoomer cusper likely remembers a time before everyone owned cell phones, while a later-born zoomer would not. As a result, cuspers are sometimes called upon to bridge the "gap" between people in different generations - especially in the workplace.


"I think Donny enjoys being a cusper. It lets him relate to Gen Xers and Baby Boomers."
Cuspers may feel they belong to neither of their generations

Cuspers may feel they belong to neither of their generations

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Last Updated: August 25, 2021

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