quadragenarian

[kwod-ruh-juh-nair-ee-uh n]

adjective

40 years of age.
between the ages of 40 and 50.

noun

a person who is 40 years old or whose age falls between 40 and 50.

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Origin of quadragenarian

1830–40; < Latin quadrāgēnāri(us) consisting of forty (quādrāgēn(ī) forty each + -ārius -ary) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for quadragenarian

quadragenarian

noun

a person who is between 40 and 49 years old

adjective

being from 40 to 49 years old

Word Origin for quadragenarian

C19: from Latin quadrāgēnārius consisting of forty, from quādrāgintā forty
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