approaching or around the age of 40 years.
around the number 40 or a quantity of 40.
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How to use fortyish in a sentence
To my right a casually dressed, fortyish woman with short brown hair glanced at me.
Walter, a fortyish actor turned script writer, is an unwelcome guest to the set; he arrives drunk, bearing cocaine and Quaaludes.
His hair was graying slightly at the temples, with a fortyish hairline.Check and Checkmate | Walter Miller
We played tennis all the time, and she looked like someone fortyish and was beginning to get quite a lot of fat.Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy