thirtysomething

adjective
thir·​ty·​some·​thing | \ ˈthər-tē-ˌsəm(p)-thiŋ How to pronounce thirtysomething (audio) \

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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thirtysomething noun

Examples of thirtysomething in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The inevitable complications of that entanglement don't take long to manifest, and fresh beginnings prove equally fraught for Nora (Portrait star Noémie Merlant), a thirtysomething real-estate agent attempting to start over in law school. Leah Greenblatt, EW.com, 15 Apr. 2022 Darius Epps — Van often pops in to ground the show, provides some sage advice to her on-again, off-again boyfriend and give the show a lens into a thirtysomething Black American woman’s experience. Niki Mcgloster, refinery29.com, 30 Mar. 2022 The Amazon Prime comedy follows four thirtysomething women friends navigating life and love in the titular cultural hot spot. Rivea Ruff, Essence, 1 Dec. 2021 Jason is a thirtysomething man questioning his life: career, love and family. Dawn Burkes, Los Angeles Times, 1 Dec. 2021 In the past few years, the reserved, thirtysomething English singer-songwriter Tirzah has retreated into a newfound home life. Sheldon Pearce, The New Yorker, 5 Oct. 2021 The movie is centered on a prosperous thirtysomething Black couple, Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) and Brianna Cartwright (Teyonah Parris), who live in a duplex apartment on the former grounds of Cabrini-Green, on the city’s North Side. Richard Brod, The New Yorker, 26 Aug. 2021 That dialogue sounds like a very thirtysomething notion of teen rebellion. Darren Franich, EW.com, 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, 20 May 2019 See More

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First Known Use of thirtysomething

1987, in the meaning defined above

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“Thirtysomething.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thirtysomething. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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