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Re: Words for Ages

Posted by ESC on May 07, 2004

In Reply to: Re: Words for Ages posted by Brian from Shawnee on May 07, 2004

: : : "Octogenarian" is used to describe the age of someone who is 80 years old. Are there words for other ages? For instance, I just turned 50 -- what would I be called (besides "old" or "almost old" -- grin)?

: : : Bob Allen

: : Senior citizens:
: : Sexagenarian
: : Septuagenarian
: : Octogenarian
: : Nonagenarian
: : Centenarian
: : Supercentenarian
: : I haven't found one for fifty.

: I got 53 hits on Google for "pentagenarian".

I am over 50. I prefer the word "crone." It has a nice honest ring to it. Or "elder" or just plain "old." I hate the term "senior citizen."

And how about "silverback"?