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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
First recorded in 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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  • Gradually the image of the middle-aged Robin had effaced his youth.

  • "Dr. Lavendar said 'there was no fool like a middle-aged fool,'" Cyrus agreed.

  • She did not expect to see a stout, middle-aged man, but a slim youth.

    The Yates Pride Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • One could imagine what she would be like when she was middle-aged, or quite old, perhaps.

    Roden's Corner Henry Seton Merriman
  • Soon a middle-aged woman in black sat down at the other side of the table.

    The Harbor Ernest Poole
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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