Silver Alert


: a widely publicized bulletin that alerts the public when an elderly person or a person with a cognitive disability goes missing
California joins an estimated 30 states with Silver Alert programs, acknowledging a growing issue for the nation as the population ages and the number of people suffering from some form of dementia increases.Tony Bizjak
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Word History

First Known Use

2004, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Silver Alert was in 2004

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Cite this Entry

“Silver Alert.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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