It's hard not fitting in.

If you feel sort-of-but-not-quite like a millennial, and sort-of-but-not-quite like a Gen Xer, take heart: You might just be a Xennial . That's a term for the "micro-generation" born between 1977 and 1985.

The term was coined in 2014, by Sarah Stankorb in Good Magazine . People have started talking about Xennials again, with self-proclaimed members of this demographic waxing ( read: tweeting ) nostalgic about Oregon Trail and flip phones. Merriam-Webster even labeled "xennial" one of its " words we're watching ."

Below, Business Insider has outlined the defining characteristics of Xennials, and how they're different from the generations that came before and after them.

Xennials are a 'micro-generation,' born between 1977 and 1985.

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This group has also been called the 'Oregon Trail Generation,' in reference to a popular computer game when they were growing up.

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Xennials were the first generation to grow up with household computers and have internet access. ('You've got mail!')

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Xennials are naturals at social media, though they grew up without Facebook, Twitter, or even MySpace.

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Many Xennials didn't get their first cell phone until they were in their 20s. Instead, they had to call their friends' homes and talk to their parents first.

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By the time Xennials were 20 years old, the music industry had changed completely. Instead of buying cassette tapes, you could download songs on Napster.

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Many Xennials remember watching, and sometimes getting personally invested, in the OJ Simpson trial.

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While Xennials recall a time before the internet, they spent their formative years on AOL chatting and emailing.

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Xennials aren't quite as cynical as the stereotypical Gen Xer, but also aren't quite as optimistic as the stereotypical millennial.

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Xennials may have been hit hardest by the recession, because of a combination of student-loan debt, job losses, and other factors.

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You can take a quiz from the Guardian to see whether you qualify as a Xennial. There are questions about owning 'New Kids on the Block' merchandise, making mix tapes, and remembering the advent of car phones.

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Here's the quiz .

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