semi-an·​tique ˌse-mē-an-ˈtēk How to pronounce semi-antique (audio)
: being approximately 50 to 100 years old
a semi-antique carpet
semi-antique noun

Examples of semi-antique in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Finally, understand age As a point of reference, vintage rugs are generally 30 to 50 years old; semi-antique, 50 to 75 or 80; and antique rugs are anything older than that. Michelle Brunner, Washington Post, 21 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1930, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of semi-antique was circa 1930

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“Semi-antique.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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