old age

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From Middle English olde age, eld age; compare earlier Middle English olde elde (old age), alderelde (old age), equivalent to old +‎ age. Displaced non-native Middle English vilesse (old age) (borrowed from Old French villesce, vieillece (old age)) and senectute (old age) (from Latin senectūs (old age)).

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old age (uncountable)

  1. The latter part of life, the part of life after one's prime.
    People of old age are often hard of hearing.

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