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septuagenarian

Line breaks: sep¦tua|gen¦ar¦ian
Pronunciation: /ˌsɛptjʊədʒɪˈnɛːrɪən
 
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Definition of septuagenarian in English:

noun

A person who is between 70 and 79 years old.
Example sentences
  • Japan's parliament, or Diet, has more septuagenarians and octogenarians than almost any other, and they are ill-prepared for radical changes.
  • It was staffed largely by senior citizens, and junkets of septuagenarians made up a large portion of the visitors.
  • And the film, as it turns out, is a touching, beautifully told story about two septuagenarians who, 50 years after their adolescent romance, bump into each other once more and fall in love all over again.

Origin

late 18th century: from Latin septuagenarius (based on septuaginta 'seventy') + -an.

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