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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
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    • [fif-tee]
    • /ˈfɪf ti/
    • /ˈfɪfti/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fif-tee]
    • /ˈfɪf ti/

Definitions of fifty word

  • noun plural fifty a cardinal number, ten times five. 1
  • noun plural fifty a symbol for this number, as 50 or L. 1
  • noun plural fifty a set of this many persons or things. 1
  • noun plural fifty fifties, the numbers, years, degrees, or the like, from 50 through 59, as in referring to numbered streets, indicating the years of a lifetime or of a century, or degrees of temperature: She lives in the East Fifties. He's in his late fifties. It's going to be in the fifties again today. 1
  • noun plural fifty Informal. a fifty-dollar bill: He had a fifty and two tens in his wallet. 1
  • adjective fifty amounting to 50 in number. 1

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Origin of fifty

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English; Old English fīftig. See five, -ty1

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Parts of speech for Fifty


fifty popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for fifty

adj fifty

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