noun, plural six·ties.
Origin of sixty
Examples from the Web for sixties
Contemporary Examples of sixties
John Paul was youthful in his sixties with a radiant charisma.How Pope Francis Became the World’s BFF
December 21, 2014
I struck up a conversation with a man in his fifties or sixties who had a Brooklyn accent.I Ate Potato Pancakes Til I Plotzed
December 17, 2014
This was, after all, the Swinging Sixties in London and the country had moved on.The Castration of Alan Turing, Britain’s Code-Breaking WWII Hero
November 29, 2014
“The Sixties—I had to have my foot in everything then,” he says.The Stacks: The Eyes of Winter: Paul Newman at 70
October 11, 2014
By the mid-1990s, Kinkade had become to the evangelical movement what Peter Max was to the psychedelic Sixties.The Drunken Downfall of Evangelical America's Favorite Painter
June 8, 2014
Historical Examples of sixties
That Frenchman who came here in the sixties for antiquities?The Book of Khalid
He was a tall, lean, gracious bald man in his early sixties.The Hohokam Dig
In the early sixties we believed in velocity and clearness and brilliancy.Old Fogy
The respect for the Sixties was an article of faith, a dogma of dogmas in the Nineties.
And we collected the drawings and publications of the Sixties.
noun plural -ties
- amounting to sixtysixty soldiers
- (as pronoun)sixty are dead
Word Origin for sixty
1848 as the years of someone's life between 60 and 69; 1827 as the seventh decade of years in a given century. See sixty.