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Friday, March 29, 2002

Definitions for nonagenarian

  1. A ninety year old person; someone whose age is in the nineties.

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Citations for nonagenarian
There seemed to be relatively few octogenarians and nonagenarians alive in the early 1930s. Contrast that with my current practice, in which I see a great number of patients in their eighties and nineties. Stephen L. Richmond, Physician Assistant
Good health is essential, of course--a gift that none of these nonagenarians, having outlived friends and loved ones, takes for granted. Roy Huffman, Fortune
Origin of nonagenarian
Nonagenarian derives from Latin nonagenarius, "containing or consisting of ninety," from nonageni-, "ninety each", ultimately from novem, "nine," as in November, originally the ninth month of the old Roman calendar.