fortyish [fawr-tee-ish] ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- approaching or around the age of 40 years.
- 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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Historical Examples of fortyish
His hair was graying slightly at the temples, with a fortyish hairline.