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A person who is between 60 and 69 years old.
- ‘This sexagenarian does not have even a basic tool such as a good harmonium to aid him in singing to his heart's content.’
- ‘Delegates will replace de Rossa as party president with another sexagenarian, Michael D Higgins.’
- ‘Consider his last trip to Britain, when the sexagenarian visited his 97-year-old mother.’
- ‘Both men, now sexagenarians, have kept faithful to the classic styles.’
- ‘The soft-spoken sexagenarian might seem an unlikely expert on talk.’
Mid 18th century: from Latin sexagenarius (based on sexaginta sixty) + -an.
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