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 nonagenarian is someone in their 90s (90 to 99 years old), or someone who is 90 years old. Nonagenarian is often used to be fancy or funny when referring to 90-somethings. The first records of the word nonagenarian come from around 1800.
Some sites proclaim that, as soon you turn 40, you're over the hill. Apparently, forty is the average mid-point in life. Before that, you were a high-achieving young person. But after your 40th birthday, you are on the slow, irreversible decline to boring, musty old-age.
There seems to be general agreement among experts that "elderly" and "senior citizen" and "aged" are on the outs. "Elders" has fans because it connotes respect, but, apparently, some critics think it's too much like "elderly."
A person who is 100 years old or older is a centenarian. Below you will find some quotes from news stories about centenarians, to show how this word is used. Meanwhile, here are some other words for people who are not quite as old as centenarians: a person who is between 70 and 79 years old is a septuagenarian.
What age is considered “old” in other countries? Most of Europe have similar views of old age to the World Health Organisation, believing old age starts at 65 years of age. In America, one researcher found that you are considered old at 70 to 71 years of age for men and 73 to 73 for women.
Typically, the elderly has been defined as the chronological age of 65 or older. People from 65 to 74 years old are usually considered early elderly, while those over 75 years old are referred to as late elderly.
Denarian: Someone age 10 to 19. Vicenarian: Someone in his or her twenties. Tricenarian: Someone in his or her thirties. Quadragenarian: Someone in his or her forties. Quinquagenarian: Someone in his or her fifties.
In many families, using “ma'am” or “sir” to refer to your elders is boilerplate. In others, the terms may only come up now and again or never come up at all. But if you need to address an older family member, and you're at a loss for what to call them, “ma'am” or “sir” should be your go-to, default options.
If you measure your life this way, in "perceived" time rather than actual time, half of your "perceived life" is over by age 7. If you factor in the fact that you don't remember much of your first three years, then half of your perceived life is over by the time you turn 18, Kiener writes.