sexagenarian

[sek-suh-juh-nair-ee-uh n]
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adjective

of the age of 60 years or between 60 and 70 years old.

noun

a sexagenarian person.

Nearby words

  1. sex-linked inheritance,
  2. sex-linked trait,
  3. sex-starved,
  4. sex-text,
  5. sex-typed,
  6. sexagenary,
  7. sexagesima,
  8. sexagesimal,
  9. sexaholic,
  10. sexangular

Origin of sexagenarian

1730–40; < Latin sexāgēnāri(us) sexagenary + -an

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British Dictionary definitions for sexagenarian

sexagenarian

noun

a person from 60 to 69 years old

adjective

being from 60 to 69 years old
of or relating to a sexagenarian
Derived Formssexagenary (sɛkˈsædʒɪnərɪ), adjective, noun

Word Origin for sexagenarian

C18: from Latin sexāgēnārius, from sexāgēnī sixty each, from sexāgintā sixty

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Word Origin and History for sexagenarian

sexagenarian

n.

1738, "person sixty years old," from Latin sexagenarius "containing sixty," from sexagenarius, from sexageni "sixty each, sixty at a time," from sexaginta "sixty," from comb. form of sex (see six) + -genaria "ten times," from -ginta "tens," from PIE *dkm-ta-, from *dekm- "ten" (see ten). As an adjective from 1836.

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