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Serenity Carr, Assistant Editor
Age by Decade
Friday September 28th 2018
Question
What do you call a person in their 40's, 50's, 60's, etc.? — Learner's Everywhere
Answer

There are different words for people in each decade of age:

 

A person between 10 and 19 years old is called a denarian.

A person between 20 and 29 is called a vicenarian.

A person between 30 and 39 is called a tricenarian.

A person between 40 and 49 is called a quadragenarian.

A person between 50 and 59 is called a quinquagenarian.

A person between 60 and 69 is called a sexagenarian.

A person between 70 and 79 is called a septuagenarian.

A person between 80 and 89 is called an octogenarian.

A person between 90 and 99 is called a nonagenarian.

A person between 100 and 109 is called a centenarian.

A person 110 years old or older is called a supercentenarian.

 

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