quadragenarian

quadragenarian

[kwod-ruh-juh-nair-ee-uhn]
adjective
1.
40 years of age.
2.
between the ages of 40 and 50.
noun
3.
a person who is 40 years old or whose age falls between 40 and 50.

Origin:
1830–40; < Latin quadrāgēnāri(us) consisting of forty (quādrāgēn(ī) forty each + -ārius -ary) + -an

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quadragenarian (ˌkwɒdrədʒɪˈnɛərɪən)
 
n
1.  a person who is between 40 and 49 years old
 
adj
2.  being from 40 to 49 years old
 
[C19: from Latin quadrāgēnārius consisting of forty, from quādrāgintā forty]

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Main Entry:  quadragenarian
Part of Speech:  n, adj
Definition:  a person between the age of 40-49
Example:  She will only be a quadragenarian until August.
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