Monday, August 8, 2011

nonagenarian

nonagenarian [ non-uh’-juh’-NAIR-ee-uh’ n, noh-nuh’- ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 a person whose age is in the nineties
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 My nonagenarian grandfather remains healthy thanks to the daily walk he has taken for the past sixty years.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 And there were such activities as practicing scales on the piano, playing bridge, reading, and agonizing with friends over America's current quagmire. Not too bad a life for a nonagenarian.