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How do you refer to people over 60 years of age? Like I know the word octogenarian for people over 80 years of age...

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Prabu!
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There's also nonagenarian—90-99,
and centenarian—100+.

Rover
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How do you refer to people over 60 years of age? Like I know the word octogenarian for people over 80 years of age...

Thanks,

Prabu!

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sex·a·ge·nar·i·an
n.

A person who is 60 years old or between the ages of 60 and 70.

adj.

  1. Being 60 years old or between the ages of 60 and 70.
  2. Of or relating to a sexagenarian.


  3. sep·tu·a·ge·nar·i·an
    n.

    A person who is 70 years old or between the ages of 70 and 80.

    adj.

    1. Being 70 years old or between the ages of 70 and 80.
    2. Of or relating to a septuagenarian.


    3. Sometimes older people are just called seniorsor senior citizens. This isn't as precise as having a name for a particular ten years of age, but it's a lot easier ([Emotion: smile]) and some people prefer the more general term.
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Wouldn't that be a sexagenarian?
"Geriatric" is another technical medical term, often used for people aged greater than 65 years. Be warned though, this term can be considered offensive when used in other settings as it can imply "worn out", "useless" or senile.
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