nonagenarian

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From Latin nōnāgēnārius (containing ninety) + -an (forming adjectives and representative nouns), either directly or via French nonagénaire, from nonageni (ninety each) + -arius (-ary), from nonaginta (nine tens, ninety).

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nonagenarian (plural nonagenarians)

  1. Synonym of ninetysomething: a person between 90 and 99 years old.

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nonagenarian (not comparable)

  1. Of or related to ninetysomethings.
    Coordinate terms: vicenarian, tricenarian, quadragenarian, quinquagenarian, semicentenarian, hexagenerian, sexagenarian, septuagenarian, octogenarian, centenarian, semisupercentenarian, supercentenarian

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