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A.Word.A.Day--quinquagenarian

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quinquagenarian (kwing-kwuh-juh-NAR-ee-uhn) noun

A person 50 years old, or in his or her fifties.

adjective

Of or characteristic of a person in his or her fifties.

[From Latin quinquagenarius, containing fifty, from quinquageni, fifty each, from quinquaginta, fifty.]

"The quinquagenarian performer is also now talking about making his recent Madison Square Garden birthday event, benefiting Save The Children, into an annual affair." Marilyn Beck, Rock Icon David Bowie Enjoys Return to Spotlight, Denver Rocky Mountain News, 11 Feb 1997.

This week's theme: words about numbers.

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