septuagenarian

noun sep·tu·a·ge·nar·i·an \ (ˌ)sep-ˌtü-ə-jə-ˈner-ē-ən , -ˌtyü- , -ˌchü- \
Updated on: 15 May 2018

Definition of septuagenarian

: a person whose age is in the seventies

septuagenarian

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of septuagenarian

Late Latin septuagenarius seventy years old, from Latin, of or containing seventy, from septuageni seventy each, from septuaginta


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Definition of septuagenarian for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is between 70 and 79 years old


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