Forties - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfɔrt̬iz|  American pronunciation of the word forties
Brit.  |ˈfɔːtiz|  British pronunciation of the word forties

noun

- the time of life between 40 and 50 (syn: mid-forties)
- the decade from 1940 to 1949 (syn: 1940s)

Examples

The temperature outside is in the high forties.

She is in her forties.

He was a big man in his forties.

a dumpy guy in his forties

Breast cancer is the leading cause of death for American women in their forties.

The place was built as a casino in the forties.

He spent several years in Paris in the late forties.

The woman was probably in her mid forties.

The temperature was up in the high forties.

John was well into his forties before he got married.

Paul's in his late forties.

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