Nonagenarian



[non-uh-juh-nair-ee-uh n, noh-nuh-] /ˌnɒn ə dʒəˈnɛər i ən, ˌnoʊ nə-/

adjective
1.
of the age of 90 years, or between 90 and 100 years old.
noun
2.
a nonagenarian person.
/ˌnəʊnədʒɪˈnɛərɪən/
noun
1.
a person who is from 90 to 99 years old
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or denoting a nonagenarian
n.

1776, coined in English with -an + Latin nonagenarius “containing ninety” (in Late Latin “someone ninety years old”), from nonagen “ninety each,” related to nonaginta “the number ninety,” from nonus “ninth” (see nones) + -genaria “ten times,” from PIE *dkm-ta-, from *dekm- “ten” (see ten). As an adjective from 1893.

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