Definitions

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  • adj. Approximately fifty.

Etymologies

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From fifty +‎ -ish.

Examples

  • He is a modest shirt-sleeved fiftyish guy who says dramatic things in an offhand undramatic manner and is frank about his hesitancy, uncertainty, and agony on certain matters.

    How the End Begins

  • His father was pushing the wheelchair and a fiftyish woman trailed behind.

    World Wide Mind

  • Out of the corner of my eye I see a business suited, fiftyish, woman with a bad haircut and frumpy pumps, sitting at the table closest to our sofa, pull her skirt down over her knees and tap at her laptop several times.

    The Spy At The Spot On Café

  • You mean people like me who admit to being “fiftyish”?

    Matthew Yglesias » Ungovernable America

  • Betty Fraiden, fiftyish, had come on behalf of her father, Franklin Tillman.

    Shortcut Man

  • She was a fiftyish woman with bright blue eyes and skin the color and texture of old leather.

    Lost Brother

  • Krusee is fiftyish, handsome, and blond, with the charm and slight impudence of someone who might have been a troublemaker as a child.

    Interstate 69

  • They reopened to reveal a lanky, fiftyish man in a blue jogging suit.

    The Overton Window

  • Yugni is fiftyish, toothless, with a sunken face and long stringy hair.

    The Fiddler in the Subway

  • The experience of the fiftyish Chin Ho has been replaced with a guy who can join the others on the cover of Teen Beat without dropping a beat.

    Brian Ross: Hawaii Five-O Measures A Different America

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