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Definition of thirtysomething

: having an age of 30 to 39 years old thirtysomething parents also : of or relating to people in their thirties Just the usual thirtysomething decor—Persian rug, book-shelves, abstract paintings, glass coffee table, … and a few exotic trinkets picked up on foreign junkets. — Marly Swick

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Examples of thirtysomething in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That dialogue sounds like a very thirtysomething notion of teen rebellion. Darren Franich,, "HBO's teen shock-soap Euphoria is sweeter than you think: EW review," 14 June 2019 On Spetses, six or so thirtysomething Greeks come in, Athenians apparently, take a table, and then order at endless length, the waitress calling out each new fishy possibility with an evaluating shrug. Adam Gopnik, Town & Country, "My First Visit to the Greek Islands Turned Out to Be a Journey Home," 20 May 2019 Difficult People, which debuted the first three episodes of its third season on Hulu this week, is a riotously funny comedy about two thirtysomething friends who hate everyone and everything but each other. Rachel Syme, New Republic, "Difficult People Delivers a Dose of Political Satire," 10 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of thirtysomething

1987, in the meaning defined above

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“Thirtysomething.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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