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midlife

or mid-life

[ noun mid-lahyf; adjective mid-lahyf ]
/ noun ˈmɪdˈlaɪf; adjective ˈmɪdˌlaɪf /
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noun

middle age.

adjective

Nearby words

midiskirt, midland, midlander, midlands, midleg, midlife, midlife crisis, midline, midline myelotomy, midlist, midlothian

Origin of midlife

First recorded in 1895–1900; mid- + life
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Word Origin and History for midlife

midlife


n.

also mid-life, 1837, from mid + life. Midlife crisis attested from 1965.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for midlife

midlife

[ mĭdlīf′ ]

n.

middle age

adj.

Of, relating to, or characteristic of middle age.
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