senior citizen

noun
|Updated on: 11 Jul 2018

Definition of senior citizen

: an elderly person; especially : one who has retired

Examples of senior citizen in a Sentence

  1. Senior citizens qualify for a discount at the movie theater.

  2. more and more senior citizens are living active, rewarding lives

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First Known Use of senior citizen

1937

in the meaning defined above

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SENIOR CITIZEN Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of senior citizen for English Language Learners

  • : an old person : a person who is at least a certain age (such as 55)



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