Definition of adultescent in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌad(ə)lˈtesənt/


A middle-aged person whose clothes, interests, and activities are typically associated with youth culture.
Example sentences
  • For a bunch of adultescents pushing 40, you can't get much sexier than that.
  • A new name has even been coined for people who don't act their age: adultescents.
  • Still young enough to think we're hip (especially in this age of the adultescent) but old enough to have a reasonable disposable income.


1990s: blend of adult and adolescent.

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Syllabification: ad·ult·es·cent

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