noun, plural fif·ties.
Words nearby fifty
Examples from the Web for fifties
Throughout the fifties, in city after city, fluoridation became the subject of fierce debate.
I struck up a conversation with a man in his fifties or sixties who had a Brooklyn accent.
PANKISI GORGE, Georgia—The mother of martyrs, a woman in her fifties, is delicately beautiful and visibly in pain.
An earthquake finally destroyed the town in the Fifties, but it really started to die when the Christian population was deported.
“Oh, they are with us,” said the leader of the group, a man in his fifties, dressed in camouflage, wearing a peaked military cap.
He hardly knew what to expect as the people were made to sit down on the grass in orderly ranks of fifties.Joel: A Boy of Galilee|Annie Fellows Johnston
In the late fifties a young man of very attractive manners and extraordinary accomplishments appeared in St. Peter.The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier|Charles E. Flandrau
As they drew nearer, the Fifties broke into small troops, and each encircled a tent.The Monarchs of the Main, Volume I (of 3)|Walter Thornbury
A craze ran through fashionable circles in the fifties for tableaux vivants, and was taken up by the Simpson household.Sir James Young Simpson and Chloroform (1811-1870)|Henry Laing Gordon
“Twelve fifties will make 600—six hundred dollars,” answered Selim.My Kalulu, Prince, King and Slave|Henry M. Stanley
British Dictionary definitions for fifties
noun plural -ties
- amounting to fiftyfifty people
- (as pronoun)fifty should be sufficient