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What does septuagenarian mean?
A septuagenarian is someone in their 70s (70 to 79 years old), or someone who is 70 years old.
Septuagenarian can also be used as an adjective to describe someone in their 70s, as in Our audience is mostly made up of septuagenarian women, or things related to such a person, as in I have entered my septuagenarian years.
Such words are more commonly used as people get older: quadragenarian and quinquagenarian are rarely used, but septuagenarian and octogenarian are more commonly used.
Another word for septuagenarian is septuagenary.
Example: Today is my last day as a septuagenarian—tomorrow I begin my 80s!
Where does septuagenarian come from?
The word septuagenarian comes from the Latin word septuāgēnārius, from septuāgēnī, meaning “seventy each,” from septuāgintā, “seventy.” The suffix -an is used to indicate a person (as seen in common words like pedestrian and historian).
It’s more common to refer to someone as a 70-year-old or describe them as in their 70s or 70-something than to call them a septuagenarian. But septuagenarian is used as a fancy or fun way of referring to someone of that age, including by septuagenarians who apply it to themselves. As much fun as it is to say, it’s perhaps more often used in writing. It’s often used in the context of highlighting a person who’s doing something that may be surprising for their age, as in My septuagenarian yoga instructor is way more flexible than I am.
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How is septuagenarian used in real life?
Septuagenarian is often used to be fancy or funny when referring to 70-somethings.
Septuagenarian endurance phenom Gene Dykes shares the secrets to running a 2:54 marathon at age 70. https://t.co/Z9K4ZTYI09
— PodiumRunner (@PodiumRunner) June 16, 2020
My septuagenarian lawyer mother discovered youtube and the tone of her texts is like a seventh grader who just heard The Doors for the first time.
— Taffeta V. (@TaffetaV) July 22, 2020
Former septuagenarian boss called me to explain to him how iCloud works and how can we free up his iPhone storage. Took us 1 hour just to cover the iCloud and another one on copy-pasting pictures from iPhone to desktop. 🤦🏻♂️
I love him but this is too much. 😂😭
— Clint Bondat (@makinanimoniko) July 16, 2020
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Most of my fondest memories have come from my septuagenarian years.
Example sentences from the Web for septuagenarian
The septuagenarian duo of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi will be able to keep their chauffer-driven, taxpayer-funded limos.With Immigration Move, Obama and the Welfare Party Strike Again|Lloyd Green|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The septuagenarian was present during the search, according to the report.
Andrew Romano sends the septuagenarian Stone a birthday wish.
The experience left the septuagenarian designer sounding positively gob-smacked.Armani Goes Gaga: Giorgio Armani Intoxicated by Lady Gaga|Robin Givhan|February 6, 2011|DAILY BEAST
The first case submitted was that of a septuagenarian, burnt some years before.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 3|Henry Charles Lea
He had before him the operatic universe; and it was to arouse this that he sat him down to write when almost a septuagenarian.Verdi: Man and Musician|Frederick James Crowest
I have followed the septuagenarian of literature step by step, and reported the progress of his disintegration.Look Back on Happiness|Knut Hamsun
David told him that he dressed himself like a septuagenarian Professor.The Dop Doctor|Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
It was the septuagenarian bishop Purpuris, 273 recalled from exile by Julian.The Death of the Gods|Dmitri Mrejkowski