supercentenarian

noun

su·​per·​cen·​te·​nar·​i·​an ˈsü-pər-ˌsen-tə-ˈner-ē-ən How to pronounce supercentenarian (audio)
-ˈne-rē-
: 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

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 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, PEOPLE.com, 21 Jan. 2022 Thelma Sutcliffe, the oldest supercentenarian in the United States, has died. Natasha Dado, PEOPLE.com, 21 Jan. 2022 The supercentenarian celebrated her 110th birthday earlier this year in October. Nicholas Rice, PEOPLE.com, 4 Dec. 2021 The supercentenarian studied at Haskell Institute (now known as Haskell Indian Nations University) and the University of Kansas before joining the WAC in March 1943 at age 33. Livia Gershon, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 Nov. 2021 Family members then moved into her home to assist the supercentenarian. Elinor Aspegren, USA TODAY, 20 Apr. 2021 On Wednesday, the supercentenarian who is Minnesota's oldest resident and one of the oldest living people in the United States, will celebrate her 113th birthday. Mary Lynn Smith, Star Tribune, 9 Apr. 2021 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Supercentenarian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supercentenarian. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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