years young


used to describe an older person's age in a way that is meant to suggest that the person still looks or feels young
She's 60 years young today!

Examples of years young in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her beloved father, Andrew Arthur Allen Sr., was diabetic and passed away from the disease at 63 years young. Taiia Smart Young, Essence, 8 Sep. 2023 Thomas will turn 100 years young on Sept. 10, much to the delight of her friends and family, who still see her at the golf course and bowling alley and dining out with friends. Sam Boyer, cleveland, 7 Sep. 2023 Bud was barely 21 years young, fresh off of a four-win pro fighting streak. Tyler R. Tynes, Los Angeles Times, 23 July 2023

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“Years young.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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