Definition of septuagenarian
: a person whose age is in the seventies
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Among his biggest fans, Bernie Sanders is larger than life, and the youngest among them probably don’t distinguish much between octogenarians, septuagenarians, and the newly retired.
Becoming president of the Greater Hartford Twilight Baseball League seemed perfect for a septuagenarian with baseball in his DNA, baseball in his blood.
A predicate crime wasn’t required in order to ruin Scooter Libby’s career or send septuagenarian Joe Bonanno to prison.
Bar tips, dining room tips, and motherly counseling from Miz Helen, the septuagenarian dining manager, augmented the $1.25/hour base.
Why would anyone think a septuagenarian is suddenly going to buckle down to become a work horse?
Mr. Gilbert was only 42, decades younger than his immediate predecessors, Kurt Masur and Lorin Maazel, who left as septuagenarians.
This will probably be the final Indy film for the spry septuagenarian (climbing in and out of excavation trenches does a number on the knees, to say nothing of fighting off Nazis and Russian spies).
Either way, Pat Riley — Jackson’s Heat counterpart, fellow septuagenarian and rival — will be more invested in retooling, not rebuilding.
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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
First Known Use: 1805See Words from the same year
SEPTUAGENARIAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of septuagenarian for English Language Learners
: a person who is between 70 and 79 years old
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