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fortyish

[ fawr-tee-ish ]
/ ˈfɔr ti ɪʃ /
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adjective

approaching or around the age of 40 years.
around the number 40 or a quantity of 40.

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Origin of fortyish

First recorded in 1815–25; forty + -ish1
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