Definition of of a certain age in English:

of a certain age

phrase

  • No longer young (used politely or euphemistically)

    ‘women of a certain age swooned over his acerbic wit’
    ‘men of a certain age who still dream that they might have been a great football player in their youth’
    • ‘Being of a certain age and background, I was wont to sport the occasional safety pin back in my teens.’
    • ‘You have to be of a certain age even to know who that is.’
    • ‘It was full of ladies of a certain age in flowery swimming caps.’
    • ‘Women of a certain age and economic status are no longer willing to settle and simper.’
    • ‘The enterprise will bring back memories to people of a certain age who remember a coffee bar in the shop next door when rock'n'roll was young.’
    • ‘"I have some very lovely letters from gentlemen of a certain age," she says.’