twen·​ty·​some·​thing ˈtwen-tē-ˌsəm(p)-thiŋ How to pronounce twentysomething (audio)
: having an age of 20 to 29 years old
a twentysomething professional
… delves into the nightlives of twentysomething Easterners trying to survive as out-of-work actors in Los Angeles.Joe Fox
also : of or relating to people in their twenties
… many of the new songs evoke typical twentysomething drama. Rolling Stone
twentysomething noun

Examples of twentysomething in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even though he's won an Oscar, four Grammys, two Golden Globes, and scored more than 100 movies, the largely twentysomething crowd at Coachella probably couldn't pick Zimmer out of the crowd of his own 66-person band. Matt Miller, Esquire, 11 May 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1990, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of twentysomething was in 1990

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“Twentysomething.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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