sexagenarian

[ sek-suh-juh-nair-ee-uhn ]
/ ˌsɛk sə dʒəˈnɛər i ən /

adjective

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

noun

a sexagenarian person.

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Origin of sexagenarian

1730–40; <Latin sexāgēnāri(us) sexagenary + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for sexagenarian

sexagenarian
/ (ˌsɛksədʒɪˈnɛərɪən) /

noun

a person from 60 to 69 years old

adjective

being from 60 to 69 years old
of or relating to a sexagenarian

Derived forms of sexagenarian

sexagenary (sɛkˈsædʒɪnərɪ), adjective, noun

Word Origin for sexagenarian

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