quinquagenarian

quinquagenarian
[ˌkwɪŋkwədʒɪ'nɛ:rɪən]
noun a person between 50 and 59 years old.
Origin
C19: from L. quinquagenarius (based on quinquaginti 'fifty') + -an.

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  • quinquagenarian — [kwin΄kwə jə ner′ē ən, kwiŋ΄kwə jə ner′ē ən] adj. [< L quinquagenarius < quinquageni, fifty each < quinquaginta, fifty < quinque,FIVE + ginta < IE * k̑omt < base * dekṃ,TEN] 50 years old, or between the ages of 50 and 60 n. a… …   English World dictionary

  • quinquagenarian — 1. noun One who is between the age of 50 and 59, inclusive. 2. adjective a) Being between the age of 50 and 59, inclusive. b) Of or related to a quinquagenarian . See Also: vicenarian, tricenarian, quadragenarian …   Wiktionary

  • quinquagenarian — /kwɪŋkwədʒəˈnɛəriən/ (say kwingkwuhjuh nairreeuhn) adjective 1. of the age of 50 years, or between 50 and 60 years old. –noun 2. a quinquagenarian person. Also, Rare, quinquagenary /kwɪnˈkwædʒənəri/ (say kwin kwajuhnuhree). {Latin quinquāgēnārius …  

  • quinquagenarian — /kwing kweuh jeuh nair ee euhn, kwin /, adj. 1. 50 years of age. 2. between the ages of 50 and 60. n. 3. a person who is 50 years old or whose age is between 50 and 60. [1560 70; < L quinquagenari(us) (see QUINQUAGENARY) + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • quinquagenarian — quin·qua·ge·nar·i·an …   English syllables

  • quinquagenarian — quin•qua•ge•nar•i•an [[t]ˌkwɪŋ kwə dʒəˈnɛər i ən, ˌkwɪn [/t]] n. a person who is 50 years old or between 50 and 60 • Etymology: 1560–70; < L quīnquāgēnāri(us) containing fifty quīnquāgēn(ī) fifty each …   From formal English to slang

  • quinquagenarian —   a.,n. (person) in from fiftieth to sixtieth year.    ♦ quinquagenary,, a. fifty year old;   n. 50th anniversary …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • quinquagenarian — n. & adj. n. a person from 50 to 59 years old. adj. of or relating to this age. Etymology: L quinquagenarius f. quinquageni distrib. of quinquaginta fifty …   Useful english dictionary

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