from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person 50 years old, or in his or her fifties.
- adj. Of or characteristic of a person in his or her fifties.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who is between the age of 50 and 59, inclusive.
- adj. Being between the age of 50 and 59, inclusive.
- adj. Of or relating to a quinquagenarian.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Being fifty years of age.
- n. A person aged fifty or between fifty and sixty.
Newsweek resurrected this idea with its cover "Diana at 50," complete with Photoshopped pictures of the quinquagenarian princess in contemporary scenes.
There's a curious omission in a New York Times report from Baghdad on the arrest of Samira Ahmed Jassim al-Azzawi, a quinquagenarian woman who goes by the code name "Mother of Believers" and who confessed to Iraqi police that she had recruited at least 28 female suicide bombers for al Qaeda:
The problem as it presented itself to Lord Henry was rightly: how could this quinquagenarian be given a son whom she could worship?
Enamoured as this sprightly quinquagenarian had always been of the other sex, and resolute as she was to show that an old war-horse could prance as bravely as a colt to the stirring trumpet call of youth, she had entered heart and soul into an existence which her late husband would have deprecated as strongly as he had once admired the spirit which led her to do it.
The Abbe Pernot was an amiable quinquagenarian, and a 'bon vivant', whose mind inclined more naturally toward the duties of daily life than toward meditation or contemplative studies.
"Monsieur Foullepointe, my dear," says Adolphe, presenting the worthy quinquagenarian.
Ask Steven: The one-Test doc, quinquagenarian Test players, most runs in ODIs and in
It's about as ugly as a leotard clad quinquagenarian with
That would be Life Ball, the charity fundraiser that sees the likes of telephone hurler Naomi Campbell, quinquagenarian siren Sharon Stone, and a whole lot of people in intricate costumes gather at Vienna's City Hall.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.