sexagenarian

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj sexagenarian being from 60 to 69 years old "the sexagenarian population is growing"
    • n sexagenarian someone whose age is in the sixties
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sexagenarian A person who is sixty years old.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sexagenarian Sixty years old; sexagenary.
    • n sexagenarian A person sixty years of age, or between sixty and seventy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sexagenarian sek-sa-je-nā′ri-an a person sixty years old
    • n Sexagenarian a sexagenarian: something containing sixty
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Sexagenary

Usage

In literature:

We do hope that the days of sexagenarian appointments are past.
"Barchester Towers" by Anthony Trollope
As for our enamoured sexagenarians, they avenge the theories of our cold-hearted youth.
"Lothair" by Benjamin Disraeli
Well had it been for posterity if some one had killed the cent-sexagenarian at the outset of his wicked career.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, No. 486" by Various
Associated Words: sexagenarian, sexagenary.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
He was a kind-hearted sexagenarian, and in those days that was accounted an immense age.
"The Secret Chamber at Chad" by Evelyn Everett-Green
There was the Earl of Castlefort, plump and luxurious, with a youthful wig, who, though a sexagenarian, liked no companion better than a minor.
"The Young Duke" by Benjamin Disraeli
A river of blood surged through his sexagenarian arteries.
"The Magnificent Montez" by Horace Wyndham
But the sexagenarian human chattel was mercilessly scrutinized.
"Hubert's Wife" by Minnie Mary Lee
He's a sexagenarian, and won't be hard to hold.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
Though the vehicle was a sexagenarian, the animals that drew it, were but six-year colts.
"Pierre; or The Ambiguities" by Herman Melville
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In news:

In Martin McDonagh's Seven Psychopaths, a prune-faced, simian-mouthed sexagenarian sits by the road in an old suit and brown-patterned tie, and cradles a white bunny in his arms.
With The Expendables, Sylvester Stallone once again puts his sexagenarian body through the action-movie paces.
Big Yin Buys Big Apartment for $3.85 M. Despite his illustriously shaggy hair and dirty mouth, sexagenarian Scottish comedian Billy Connolly isn't (yet) a humor icon in America.
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