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senior citizen

sen·ior cit·i·zen
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [seen-yer sit-uh-zuh n, -suh n]
    • /ˈsin yər ˈsɪt ə zən, -sən/
    • /ˈsiːniə(r) ˈsɪtɪzn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [seen-yer sit-uh-zuh n, -suh n]
    • /ˈsin yər ˈsɪt ə zən, -sən/

Definitions of senior citizen words

  • noun senior citizen an elderly or aged person, especially one who is retired. 1
  • noun senior citizen elderly person 1
  • noun senior citizen legally: person over 65 1
  • countable noun senior citizen A senior citizen is an older person who has retired or receives an old age pension. 0
  • noun senior citizen an old age pensioner 0
  • noun senior citizen an elderly person, esp. one who is retired 0

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Origin of senior citizen

First appearance:

before 1935
One of the 8% newest English words
First recorded in 1935-40

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Senior citizen

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

senior citizen popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 32% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 67% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

senior citizen usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for senior citizen

adj senior citizen

  • aged — You use aged followed by a number to say how old someone is.
  • been around — in a circle, ring, or the like; so as to surround a person, group, thing, etc.: The crowd gathered around.
  • creaky — A creaky object creaks when it moves.

noun senior citizen

  • doyen — the senior member, as in age, rank, or experience, of a group, class, profession, etc.
  • doyenne — a woman who is the senior member, as in age or rank, of a group, class, profession, etc.
  • first-born — first in the order of birth; eldest.
  • firstborn — first in the order of birth; eldest.
  • golden ager — an elderly person, especially one who has retired.

adjective senior citizen

  • oldie — a popular song, joke, movie, etc., that was in vogue at a time in the past.

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