Grizzly Weinstein (sea_gaagii) wrote in 1word1day,
Grizzly Weinstein

Jul.18th 2008 - Quadragenarian [kwod-ruh-juh-nair-ee-uh n]
1. 40 years of age.
2. between the ages of 40 and 50.
3. a person who is 40 years old or whose age falls between 40 and 50.

[Origin: 1830–40; < L quadrāgénāri(us) consisting of forty (quādrāgén(ī) forty each + -ārius -ary) + -an]

Quadragenarian. Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. (accessed: July 18, 2008).

Wednesday I was 39 but Thursday was my birthday so I am now a quadragenarian; yet no one has taught me the secret handshake!
Tags: adjective, latin, noun, q

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