golden years

plural noun

Definition of golden years

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

Examples of golden years in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That may be a welcome change for many, as more Americans than ever before are now planning on working into their golden years. Kevin Kelleher, Time, "Here Are the Biggest Tax Law Changes to Look Out for This Year," 23 Jan. 2020 Clark and Palmer envisioned it as a way to use the gig economy to connect people looking to spend time fruitfully with those wanting a little more out of their golden years. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, "Birmingham startup matches seniors and caregivers," 19 Jan. 2020 For Mexico, the fifties were also golden years in cinema, food, travel. Louis Cheslaw, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Chefs Behind Pujol and Cosme Are Heading to Vegas," 9 Jan. 2020 What does the 59-year-old former Royal Navy officer do with his golden years? BostonGlobe.com, "LONDON — After Prince Andrew’s interview defending his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, students, charities and businesses are reviewing their associations with the prince.," 20 Nov. 2019 There are many reasons so many have fallen in love with this kitty and are hopeful for the right family to come and care for this beautiful being for the rest of her golden years. Arizona Republic, azcentral, "Adelaide and more pets up for adoption in Phoenix-area shelters this week," 13 Dec. 2019 In the 1870s, the Smith sisters, Abby and Julia, were enjoying their golden years until they were labeled tax evaders and began a local crusade for women’s suffrage that soon propelled them into the national spotlight. Peter Marteka, courant.com, "These Glastonbury sisters became a rallying cry for the national suffragist movement. A local Cub Scout pack is honoring them with a holiday ornament.," 13 Dec. 2019 What does the 59-year-old former Royal Navy officer do with his golden years? BostonGlobe.com, "LONDON — After Prince Andrew’s interview defending his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, students, charities and businesses are reviewing their associations with the prince.," 20 Nov. 2019 So, too, is adding a power arm like Cole or Strasburg as Kershaw continues his gentle transformation into his golden years. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, "Five burning questions for MLB's Winter Meetings," 5 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of golden years

1945, in the meaning defined above

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“Golden years.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/golden%20years. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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golden years

noun

English Language Learners Definition of golden years

: the late years in someone's life : the time of life when someone is old

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