Nuclear family – A nuclear family or elementary family is a family group
consisting of a pair of adults and their children.
This is in contrast to a single-parent family, to the larger extended
family, and to a family with more than two parents.
Modern family – When my parents were married, the ideal family consisted
of a mother, father, two kids and a house in the suburbs.
The traditional family unit has evolved with extended families, single
parents, gay parents, adoption and no children.
Jet setter – The definition of a jet setter is a person who travels
frequently – Someone in high society with a glamorous life.
An example of a jet setter is someone who flies off to Paris to shop.
Millennials – Millennials (also known as the Millennial Generation or
Generation Y) follow Generation X.
There are no precise dates for when the generation starts and ends; most
researchers and commentators use birth years ranging from the early
1980s to around 2000.
Generation X – commonly abbreviated to Gen X, is the generation born
after the Western Post–World War II baby boom.
Most demographers and commentators use birth dates ranging from the
early 1960s to the early 1980s.
Yuppies – A yuppie – short for “young urban professional” or “young
upwardly-mobile professional”) is defined by one source as being “a
young college-educated adult who has a job that pays a lot of money and
who lives and works in or near a large city”.
This acronym first came into use in the early 1980s.
Dot-commer – a person who owns or works for a dot-com
Nouveau riche – people who have recently acquired wealth, typically
those perceived as ostentatious or lacking in good taste.
New money / old money
Social climber – a person who is anxious to gain a higher social status.
Social misfit – A social misfit is generally thought of as someone who
has different views on culture and doesn’t fit in with most others in
Benefits, dole, scrounger/sponger – a person who borrows from or lives
On the dole – to be unemployed
Jailbird – a person who often ends up in prison
A good for nothing – un gandul
Opportunist – a person who takes advantage of opportunities as and when
they arise, regardless of planning or principle.
Happy-go-lucky – not worried about anything, laid back, easy going
A traditionalist – Adherence to tradition, especially in cultural or
Hipster – Members of the subculture typically do not self-identify as
hipsters, and the word hipster is often used as a pejorative to describe
someone who is pretentious and overly trendy.
(hip – adjective) – en la onda de.
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