the middle-age period of life, especially when considered a difficult time of self-doubt and readjustment.

1960–65; blend of middle and adolescence

middlescent, adjective
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Main Entry:  middlescent
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  middle-aged but exhibiting behavior or having interests more like an adolescent, esp. in choice of activities and fashion
Example:  The middlescent man tried snowboarding.
Etymology:  middle + (adole)scent
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