su·​per·​cen·​te·​nar·​i·​an ˈsü-pər-ˌsen-tə-ˈner-ē-ən How to pronounce supercentenarian (audio)
: a person who is 110 years old or older
Reports of supercentenarians living well beyond 110 are often suspect because of the lack of reliable birth records.Karen G. Jackovich

Examples of supercentenarian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So this would presumably provide additional depth and information beyond just studying supercentenarians. IEEE Spectrum, 3 Aug. 2022 Born in California on March 4, 1907, Morera is a supercentenarian who now lives in Spain. Natalie Neysa Alund, USA TODAY, 18 Jan. 2023 Hendricks was a supercentenarian, a person who lives past 110. Francesca Block, USA TODAY, 5 Jan. 2023 The Iowa supercentenarian turned 115 on November 7, according to CNN affiliate KCCI. Zoe Sottile, CNN, 12 Nov. 2022 American supercentenarian Susannah Mushatt Jones, who lived to be 116, never missed her daily ritual of four strips of bacon. Marc Agronin, WSJ, 14 Nov. 2022 Tanaka's great-granddaughter Junko Tanaka set up a Twitter account in January 2020 to celebrate the supercentenarian's life. Emiko Jozuka, CNN, 25 Apr. 2022 According to the Omaha World-Herald, the supercentenarian married her husband Bill in 1924. Natasha Dado,, 21 Jan. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of supercentenarian was in 1832

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“Supercentenarian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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