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  1. a cardinal number, 60 plus 9.
  2. a symbol for this number, as 69 or LXIX.
  3. a set of this many persons or things.
  4. Slang: Vulgar. simultaneous oral-genital sexual activity between two partners.
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  1. amounting to 69 in number.
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Examples from the Web for sixty-nine

Historical Examples of sixty-nine

  • He was born at Mirecourt in 1795, and died at the age of sixty-nine.

    The Bow, Its History, Manufacture and Use

    Henry Saint-George

  • I counted sixty-three rapids in Marble Canyon, Prof. sixty-nine.

    A Canyon Voyage

    Frederick S. Dellenbaugh

  • They had with them a picture-card of the sixty-nine officers of the Gaeta army.

  • It is a feat beyond me to realize that he is sixty-nine years old.

  • It is not often that a person who is as old as sixty-nine remembers how it feels to play.

    A Little Country Girl

    Susan Coolidge

British Dictionary definitions for sixty-nine


  1. another term for soixante-neuf
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Word Origin and History for sixty-nine


in sexual sense, 1888, as a translation of French faire soixante neuf, literally "to do 69." So called from the similarity of positions to the arrangement of the numerals.

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