- approaching or around the age of 40 years.
- around the number 40 or a quantity of 40.
Origin of fortyish
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Examples from the Web for fortyish
To my right a casually dressed, fortyish woman with short brown hair glanced at me.Inside a Hospital for the Criminally Insane
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Walter, a fortyish actor turned script writer, is an unwelcome guest to the set; he arrives drunk, bearing cocaine and Quaaludes.The 5 Best Novels on Hollywood
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His hair was graying slightly at the temples, with a fortyish hairline.Check and Checkmate