age-grade

noun

Definition of age-grade 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a group of persons of the same sex and approximately the same age having certain definite duties and privileges in common and constituting a division of a tribe or society

2 : a stage (as boyhood, adolescence, or manhood) through which an age-grade passes

age-grade

transitive verb

Definition of age-grade (Entry 2 of 2)

: to grade by age or organize by age-grades an age-graded tribe

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First Known Use of age-grade

Noun

1894, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Transitive verb

1922, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for age-grade

Transitive verb

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