Definition of senior citizen in English:

senior citizen

noun

  • An elderly person, especially one who is retired and living on a pension.

    • ‘Special concession rates are available for families, senior citizens and students.’
    • ‘The senior citizens annual party will take place in early May and invitations will be going out shortly.’
    • ‘I am making this appeal on behalf of the little children, senior citizens and single mothers.’
    • ‘Post retirement, many senior citizens may find it difficult to cope with the change.’
    • ‘As a retired senior citizen living on a main road, I would like to apply for £4,000 worth of improvement work to be carried out on my property.’
    • ‘Most of the senior citizens prefer and desire to travel according to their pockets.’
    • ‘Refreshments will be served and the special guests will be the senior citizens who took part in the project.’
    • ‘The problems faced by senior citizens in South Africa also occur in neighbouring countries.’
    • ‘At the age of sixty Pauline had a Golden Age party - a celebration of being a senior citizen, the beginning of a new and exciting phase of life.’
    • ‘Wednesday's lovely sunshine greatly added to the enjoyment of the day for the senior citizens.’
    • ‘I wonder how many senior citizens can increase their pensions to met inflation.’
    • ‘In any case, the demographic trend is in favour of senior citizens.’
    • ‘She wrote to fellow senior citizens across the country's nursing homes, encouraging them to follow her lead.’
    • ‘The government seems to be moving away from the pension for senior citizens.’
    • ‘Firstly, the Citadel hosts local groups, for mother and toddlers, senior citizens and others.’
    • ‘You have your pensioners - here in the US we have our senior citizens - I am one of them.’
    • ‘Then in the late 1970's, a crime wave and the creation of the League brought him out of retirement, already a senior citizen.’
    • ‘The two had been corresponding over concessions to senior citizens.’
    • ‘Parliament had agreed to increase the pension rate for senior citizens, but in fact it wasn't being increased at all.’
    • ‘We invite senior citizens, especially our neighbours, to visit the Centre twice a month.’
    retired person, oap
    old person, elderly person, elder, old fogey, dotard, methuselah, patriarch
    senior, retiree, golden ager
    superannuitant
    old stager, old-timer, oldie, ancient, wrinkly, crock, crumbly
    buffer, josser
    oldster, woopie
    geriatric
    senex
    retirer, pensionary
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