- of the age of 90 years, or between 90 and 100 years old.
- a nonagenarian person.
Origin of nonagenarian
Examples from the Web for nonagenarian
A nonagenarian paralysed all down one side may be described as we have described Mr. Hawkins.When Ghost Meets Ghost
William Frend De Morgan
I received a postal card the other day from Clay, who is now a nonagenarian, in his armed castle in Kentucky.My Life in Many States and in Foreign Lands
George Francis Train
A nonagenarian he spoke, in his lucid moments, of the jurisdiction of the Marble Table.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z
Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
Biographical sketches of every Tennessee nonagenarian and centenarian Negro.
In that year died the nonagenarian Antonius Stradivarius, the greatest violin-maker the world has ever seen.The Lost Stradivarius
John Meade Falkner
- a person who is from 90 to 99 years old
- of, relating to, or denoting a nonagenarian
Word Origin and History for nonagenarian
1776, coined in English with -an + Latin nonagenarius "containing ninety" (in Late Latin "someone ninety years old"), from nonagen "ninety each," related to nonaginta "the number ninety," from nonus "ninth" (see nones) + -genaria "ten times," from PIE *dkm-ta-, from *dekm- "ten" (see ten). As an adjective from 1893.