senior citizen

an elderly or aged person, especially one who is retired or whose principal source of support is a pension or Social Security benefits.


senior citizenship, noun Unabridged
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senior citizen
an old age pensioner

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senior citizen

in human beings, the final stage of the normal life span. Definitions of old age are not consistent from the standpoints of biology, demography (conditions of mortality and morbidity), employment and retirement, and sociology. For statistical and public administrative purposes, however, old age is frequently defined as 60 or 65 years of age or older

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Example sentences
Sorry, any senior citizen living into their late seventies has taken much more
  than they put in during their working years.
Advanced reservations are required and senior citizen discounts are available.
Said senior citizen has been dropped more than a few times by unsuspecting but
  well-meaning caretakers.
Sign up for a discount card at the grocery store and, if you qualify, inquire
  about senior citizen shopping days.
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