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senior citizen

noun
1.
an elderly or aged person, especially one who is retired or whose principal source of support is a pension or Social Security benefits.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40
Related forms
senior citizenship, noun
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Examples for senior citizen
  • 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.
  • Seasonal rates and senior citizen discounts are available.
  • Volunteer senior citizen dancers are part a program to give the airport a sense of place.
  • The facility offers weekly and extended-stay rates, military discounts, senior citizen discounts and golf packages.
  • Family and senior citizen activities such as bingo and quilting take place in the recreation room.
  • Its mixture of apartments, townhouses, senior citizen housing and single-family homes were built to suit a range of incomes.
British Dictionary definitions for senior citizen

senior citizen

noun
1.
an old age pensioner
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Encyclopedia Article for senior citizen

old age

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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