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    sixty-odd

    Feelings of which, at sixty-odd, I felt ashamed.

    What is sixty-odd?

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    Re: sixty-odd

    Quote Originally Posted by gemini View Post
    Feelings of which, at sixty-odd, I felt ashamed.

    What is sixty-odd?
    It means that the speaker is in his sixties (ie his age falls somewhere between 60 and 69). When people don't want to use a specific age, or don't want to say exactly how old they are, they use this kind of phrase.

    How old are you?
    Oh, forty-odd!

    We also say "forty-something".

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