fortyish [fawr-tee-ish] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. approaching or around the age of 40 years.
  2. around the number 40 or a quantity of 40.

Origin of fortyish First recorded in 1815–25; forty + -ish1 Examples from the Web for fortyish Contemporary Examples of fortyish

  • To my right a casually dressed, fortyish woman with short brown hair glanced at me.

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    Caitlin Dickson

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  • Walter, a fortyish actor turned script writer, is an unwelcome guest to the set; he arrives drunk, bearing cocaine and Quaaludes.

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    Jane Ciabattari

    March 6, 2010

  • Historical Examples of fortyish

  • His hair was graying slightly at the temples, with a fortyish hairline.

    Check and Checkmate

    Walter Miller

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