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Jul.18th 2008 - Quadragenarian

quad.ra.ge.nar.i.an [kwod-ruh-juh-nair-ee-uh n]
–adjective
1. 40 years of age.
2. between the ages of 40 and 50.
–noun
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. Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Quadragenarian (accessed: July 18, 2008).

Example:
Wednesday I was 39 but Thursday was my birthday so I am now a quadragenarian; yet no one has taught me the secret handshake!
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