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middle-aged

[mid-l-eyjd] /ˈmɪd lˈeɪdʒd/
adjective
1.
being of the age intermediate between youth and old age, roughly between 45 and 65.
2.
characteristic of or suitable for persons of this age.
Origin of middle-aged
1600-1610
1600-10
Related forms
middle-agedly
[mid-l-ey-jid-lee, -eyjd-] /ˈmɪd lˈeɪ dʒɪd li, -ˈeɪdʒd-/ (Show IPA),
adverb
middle-agedness, noun
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Examples from the Web for middle-aged
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  • And they are like an old maid's pearls in connection with that middle-aged, one-horse little city.

    A Voyage of Consolation Sara Jeannette Duncan
  • Mrs. Grandon is looking her best, a handsome, middle-aged woman.

    Floyd Grandon's Honor Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • I have just time to notice closely one middle-aged man lying almost under my horse's feet.

  • Lovers now-a-days are much too middle-aged, and their joints are creaky.

    The Explorer W. Somerset Maugham
  • It is all very well for a middle-aged man to worship Wordsworth and calm philosophy.

    The Loom of Youth Alec Waugh
British Dictionary definitions for middle-aged

middle-aged

adjective
1.
of, relating to, or being in the time in a person's life between youth and old age
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