forty-niner

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for·ty-nin·er | \ˌfȯr-tē-ˈnī-nər \

Definition of forty-niner 

: one taking part in the rush to California for gold in 1849

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1853, in the meaning defined above

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forty-niner

noun
for·ty-nin·er | \ˈfȯr-tē-ˈnī-nər\

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: a person in the California gold rush of 1849

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