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    twentysomething

    Hello.

    1. twentysomething
    2. thirtysomething
    3. fortysomething
    4. fiftysomething
    5. sixtysomething
    6. seventysomething
    7. eightysomething
    8. ninetysomething

    The words #1 and #2 are given in the Longman dictionary, but the others are not.
    twentysomething - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online
    thirtysomething - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online

    Anyway, the words #3 to #8 exist, don't they?

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    Re: twentysomething

    Yes. The use of " - something" as a suffix didn't really become mainstream until the TV show thirtysomething became a hit. But it's fairly common usage to say (for example) "My grandpa is 80-something" when you can't remember his exact age, or to answer "forty-something" if you're 49 and don't want to admit your exact age.

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