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quinquagenarian

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A person 50 years old, or in his or her fifties.
  • adjective Of or characteristic of a person in his or her fifties.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Being fifty years of age.
  • noun A person aged fifty or between fifty and sixty.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who is between the age of 50 and 59, inclusive.
  • adjective Being between the age of 50 and 59, inclusive.
  • adjective Of or relating to a quinquagenarian.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Latin quīnquāgēnārius, containing fifty, from quīnquāgēnī, fifty each, from quīnquāgintā, fifty; see penkwe in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin quinquagenarius ("containing fifty"), from quinquegeni ("fifty each"), from quinquaginta ("fifty") +‎ -an

Examples

  • Newsweek resurrected this idea with its cover "Diana at 50," complete with Photoshopped pictures of the quinquagenarian princess in contemporary scenes.

    Obama vs. the Jets

  • Newsweek resurrected this idea with its cover "Diana at 50," complete with Photoshopped pictures of the quinquagenarian princess in contemporary scenes.

    Obama vs. the Jets

  • 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 Killefer Standard

  • 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.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • The problem as it presented itself to Lord Henry was rightly: how could this quinquagenarian be given a son whom she could worship?

    Too Old for Dolls A Novel

  • 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.

    Too Old for Dolls A Novel

  • 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.

    A Woodland Queen — Complete

  • "Monsieur Foullepointe, my dear," says Adolphe, presenting the worthy quinquagenarian.

    Petty Troubles of Married Life, Complete

  • "Monsieur Foullepointe, my dear," says Adolphe, presenting the worthy quinquagenarian.

    Analytical Studies

  • "Monsieur Foullepointe, my dear," says Adolphe, presenting the worthy quinquagenarian.

    Petty Troubles of Married Life

Comments

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  • What a beautiful word! A person in their 60's is a sexagenarian.

    April 27, 2008

  • Lovely word. Lovely time. Moved on. Now I'm a sexygenarian.

    April 28, 2008

  • This word was chosen as Wordnik word of the day.

    November 11, 2009

  • Anyone know the full list of terms for people of each age? People in their teens, 20's, ... 90's?

    January 6, 2014