senior citizen


Definition of senior citizen

: an elderly person especially : one who has retired

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Examples of senior citizen in a Sentence

Senior citizens qualify for a discount at the movie theater. more and more senior citizens are living active, rewarding lives
Recent Examples on the Web More than 9 in 10 senior citizens still believe in the importance of vaccinations, but just 85% of 50-65-year-olds do, and only 4 in 5 30-49-year-olds do. Tiana Lowe, Washington Examiner, "Anti-vaxxers surge past rate allowed by herd immunity: Gallup," 15 Jan. 2020 So senior citizens are getting creative to make ends meet financially, with many getting roommates. CBS News, "Senior citizens getting roommates to help save money: "Like a step into heaven"," 14 Jan. 2020 About 1,500 senior citizens held a protest in the state capital, Gauhati, on Monday. Washington Post, "AP Photos: Seniors join Indian citizenship law protests," 25 Dec. 2019 Many of the clubbiest realms of beauty still don’t include larger women, disabled ones, or senior citizens. National Geographic, "The idea of beauty is always shifting. Today, it’s more inclusive than ever.," 7 Jan. 2020 Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizen. cleveland, "A ride around town reveals the holiday spirit: Olmsted Dates and Data," 23 Dec. 2019 While Amber Alerts and Silver Alerts are used to tell the public about missing children and senior citizens, law enforcement doesn’t have such an option for other adults. Ashley Remkus |, al, "‘Our Aniah is in heaven’: Loved ones celebrate life of slain Alabama college student," 21 Dec. 2019 Tickets are $16 for adults and $12 for students and senior citizens at the door, starting one hour before show time., "Community News For The Farmington Valley Edition," 11 Nov. 2019 In Japan, monthly conversations between mail carriers and senior citizens have been available since 2013. Zoey Poll, The New Yorker, "In France, Elder Care Comes with the Mail," 9 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of senior citizen

1937, in the meaning defined above

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7 Feb 2020

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“Senior citizen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of senior citizen

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

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