golden years

plural noun

: the advanced years in a lifetime
active well into their golden years

Examples of golden years in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So for those who want to pay taxes now and enjoy more tax-free money in their golden years, there’s the Roth 401(k), introduced in 2006. Sarah Brodsky,, 24 Sep. 2023 Wherever the band went, Cliff and Trish followed, enjoying their golden years. Mike Postalakis, Spin, 5 Sep. 2023 Retirement has become even more expensive of late, as many experts say that living comfortably into your golden years now requires more than $1 million as people live longer and the cost of living remains relatively high. Chloe Berger, Fortune, 31 Aug. 2023 The optimal age to start socking away money for your golden years is 25 years old or younger, according to a new report from the Milken Institute, an economic think tank. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 30 Aug. 2023 The crowd was rapidly graying or approaching their golden years. Jeff Weiss, Spin, 21 Aug. 2023 These measures can keep your skin healthy into your golden years by reducing skin aging and cancer caused by ultraviolet light. Enrique Torchia, Fortune Well, 20 Aug. 2023 See the full breakdown by Moving to Spain here, and start dreaming about your golden years abroad now. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 14 Aug. 2023 Cherie has decided to step back from competitive canine surfing to focus on enjoying her golden years. Kelli Bender, Peoplemag, 11 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of golden years was in 1945

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“Golden years.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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