[mid-l-es-uh ns]


the middle-age period of life, especially when considered a difficult time of self-doubt and readjustment.

Nearby words

  1. middleman,
  2. middlemarch,
  3. middlemost,
  4. middlesborough,
  5. middlesbrough,
  6. middlesex,
  7. middleton,
  8. middleton, thomas,
  9. middletone,
  10. middletown

Origin of middlescence

1960–65; blend of middle and adolescence

Related formsmid·dl·es·cent, adjective

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