AskDefine | Define sexagenarian

Dictionary Definition

sexagenarian adj : being from 60 to 69 years old; "the sexagenarian population is growing" n : someone whose age is in the sixties

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English

Etymology

From Latin sexaginta, meaning "sixty"

Noun

sexagenarian (plural sexagenarians)
  1. A person who is 60 years old or between the ages of 60 and 69.

Adjective

sexagenary (the noun as a modifier; no comparative or superlative)
  1. Being 60 years old or between the ages of 60 and 70. In one's seventh decade.
  2. Of or relating to a sexagenarian.

Extensive Definition

A sixtysomething (or sixty-something) is a person aged between 60 and 69 years. This is generally accepted as early old age. The current crop of sixtysomethings are people born from , to . The term sexagenarian is also sometimes used.

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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