Wordsmith.Org


A.Word.A.Day

About | Media | Search | Contact  


Home

Today's Word

Yesterday's Word

Archives

FAQ


A.Word.A.Day--quinquagenarian

(kwing-kwuh-juh-NAR-ee-uhn) Pronunciation Sound Clip

noun: A person 50 years old or in their fifties.
adjective: Relating to a person in their fifties.

[From Latin quinquagenarius (having fifty), from quinquageni (fifty each), from quinquaginta (fifty).]

"The quinquagenarian performer is also now talking about making his recent Madison Square Garden birthday event, benefiting Save The Children, into an annual affair." Marilyn Beck; Rock Icon David Bowie Enjoys Return to Spotlight; Rocky Mountain News (Denver, Colorado); Feb 11, 1997.

X-Bonus

You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with. -Wayne Dyer

We need your help

Help us continue to spread the magic of words to readers everywhere

Donate

Subscriber Services
Awards | Stats | Links | Privacy Policy
Contribute | Advertise

© 1994-2021 Wordsmith