sexagenarian

sexagenarian

[sek-suh-juh-nair-ee-uhn]
adjective
1.
of the age of 60 years or between 60 and 70 years old.
noun
2.
a sexagenarian person.

Origin:
1730–40; < Latin sexāgēnāri(us) sexagenary + -an

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sexagenarian (ˌsɛksədʒɪˈnɛərɪən)
 
n
1.  a person from 60 to 69 years old
 
adj
2.  being from 60 to 69 years old
3.  of or relating to a sexagenarian
 
[C18: from Latin sexāgēnārius, from sexāgēnī sixty each, from sexāgintā sixty]
 
sexagenary
 
adj, —n

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sexagenarian
1738, "person sixty years old," from L. sexagenarius "containing sixty," from L. sexagenarius, from sexageni "sixty each," from sex (see six).
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