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Words nearby sexagenarian
What does sexagenarian mean?
A sexagenarian is someone in their 60s (60 to 69 years old), or someone who is 60 years old.
Sexagenarian can also be used as an adjective to describe someone in their 60s, as in Our audience is mostly made up of sexagenarian women, or things related to such a person, as in I have entered my sexagenarian years.
Such words are more commonly used as people get older: sexagenarian is more common than quadragenarian and quinquagenarian, which are rarely used. Septuagenarian and octogenarian are even more commonly used.
Another word for sexagenarian is sexegenary.
Example: Today is my last day as a sexagenarian—tomorrow I begin my 70s!
Where does sexagenarian come from?
The word sexagenarian comes from the Latin word sexāgēnārius, from sexāgēnī, meaning “sixty each,” from sexāgintā, “sixty.” 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 60-year-old or describe them as in their 60s or 60-something than to call them a sexagenarian. But sexagenarian is used as a fancy or fun way of referring to someone of that age, including by sexagenarians who apply it to themselves. As much fun as it is to say, it’s perhaps more often used in writing. It’s especially used in the context of highlighting a person who’s doing something that may be surprising for their age, as in My sexagenarian yoga instructor is way more flexible than I am.
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How is sexagenarian used in real life?
Sexagenarian is often used to be fancy or funny when referring to 60-somethings.
The journey of 20 years from sexagenarian to octogenarian 😌😍 pic.twitter.com/vPP9w3TsXY
— Dadi Chandro Tomar (@realshooterdadi) December 10, 2019
Just found out I’m a “sexagenarian”. Sounds great doesn’t it? Much better than “in your sixties”. 😎
— William Sadler (@Wm_Sadler) November 19, 2019
NEW POD – sprightly sexagenarian @simonmayo and @KermodeMovie (still a slip of a quinquagenarian) with Cate Blanchett and @jackblack (mere quadragenarians), @housewithaclock, @TLS_film, @ASimpleFavor and more. DOWNLOAD and SUBSCRIBE: https://t.co/zDeHSXKxNW
— Kermode and Mayo's Film Review (@wittertainment) September 21, 2018
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Is sexagenarian used correctly in the following sentence?
Most of my fondest memories have come from my sexagenarian years.
Example sentences from the Web for sexagenarian
Though a sexagenarian, Hütter looks like he could be 20 years younger.Kraftwerk Speak: The German Electropop Act Discuss ‘Autobahn,’ Technology, and Hint at New Album|Douglas Wolk|April 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These beautiful, brilliant, accomplished women are putting the “sex” back into sexagenarian.
Perhaps the words “prime minister” suggest to you a wrinkled or p. 185obese sexagenarian; but pray dismiss the image.The Essays of "George Eliot"|George Eliot
He was now thirty-seven years of age—with the experience of a sexagenarian.History of the United Netherlands, 1584-86, Vol. I. (of IV) Complete|John Lothrop Motley
People at a distance might have almost fancied a sexagenarian caricature of a love-scene.Guy Deverell, v. 2 of 2|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
The abbe had told Bathilde, in his sexagenarian gallantry, that his only consolation was that it is thus that one sees the angels.The Conspirators|Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
The sexagenarian janitor sleeps soundly to-night, thinks De Lara, deeming it strange.The Flag of Distress|Mayne Reid