forty-niner

noun for·ty-nin·er \ ˌfȯr-tē-ˈnī-nər \

Definition of forty-niner

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

First Known Use of forty-niner

1853


FORTY-NINER Defined for Kids

forty-niner

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

Definition of forty-niner for Students

: a person in the California gold rush of 1849

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