nonagenarian

[ non-uh-juh-nair-ee-uh n, noh-nuh- ]
/ ˌnɒn ə dʒəˈnɛər i ən, ˌnoʊ nə- /

adjective

of the age of 90 years, or between 90 and 100 years old.

noun

a nonagenarian person.

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Origin of nonagenarian

1795–1805; < Latin nōnāgēnāri(us) containing ninety, consisting of ninety (nōnāgēn(ī) ninety each + -ārius -ary) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for nonagenarian

nonagenarian
/ (ˌnəʊnədʒɪˈnɛərɪən) /

noun

a person who is from 90 to 99 years old

adjective

of, relating to, or denoting a nonagenarian

Word Origin for nonagenarian

C19: from Latin nōnāgēnārius, from nōnāginta ninety
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