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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [siks-tee]
    • /ˈsɪks ti/
    • /ˈsɪk.stiz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [siks-tee]
    • /ˈsɪks ti/

Definitions of sixties word

  • noun plural sixties a cardinal number, ten times six. 1
  • noun plural sixties a symbol for this number, as 60 or LX. 1
  • noun plural sixties a set of this many persons or things. 1
  • noun plural sixties sixties, the numbers, years, degrees, or the like, from 60 through 69, as in referring to numbered streets, indicating the years of a lifetime or of a century, or noting degrees of temperature: Her grandfather is in his late sixties. The temperature is in the low sixties. 1
  • adjective sixties amounting to 60 in number. 1
  • idioms sixties like sixty, Informal. with great speed, ease, energy, or zest: Everyone was working like sixty to finish up before the holidays. 1

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Origin of sixties

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English (adj. and noun), Old English sixtig (adj.); cognate with Dutch zestig, German sechzig, Old Norse sextigir. See six, -ty1

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sixties popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 90% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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