quadragenarian

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From Latin quadrāgēnārius (containing 40) + -an, either directly or via French quadragénaire, from Latin quadrāgēnī (40 each) + -ārius (-ary), from quadrāgintā (four tens, forty). Cognate with quadragenary, quadragenarious, and quadragene.

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quadragenarian (plural quadragenarians)

  1. Synonym of fortysomething: a person between 40 and 49 years old.

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quadragenarian (not comparable)

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

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