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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Definitions for nonagenarian

  1. A ninety year old person; someone whose age is in the nineties.

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Citations for nonagenarian
There seemed to be relatively few octogenarians and nonagenarians alive in the early 1930s. Contrast that with my current practice, in which I see a great number of patients in their eighties and nineties. Stephen L. Richmond, Physician Assistant
Good health is essential, of course--a gift that none of these nonagenarians, having outlived friends and loved ones, takes for granted. Roy Huffman, Fortune
Origin of nonagenarian
1795-1805
Nonagenarian derives from Latin nonagenarius, "containing or consisting of ninety," from nonageni-, "ninety each", ultimately from novem, "nine," as in November, originally the ninth month of the old Roman calendar.