fifties fifties  /ˈfɪf tiz/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the decade from 1950 to 1959
  2. (n) the time of life between 50 and 60

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. That means that a great many of the people driving dangerously fast cars are in their late fifties and their sixties.
  2. They come in boxes, each potato wrapped separately in tissue paper, fifties and seventies, ac cording to size, fifties being the larger.
  3. Plastic surgery, once the domain of the well-to-do female in her fifties, has become the obsession of the least affluent segment of younger Internet users.

News

  1. Ish Kabibble Meets Goldilocks In Just-Right Market

    Ish Kabibble, anyone? Who remembers Ish Kabibble, an early fifties television comedian? His name was a derivative of the mock Yiddish expression, ische ga bibble, roughly translated, ?I should worry?? This sums up my market stance as well as FDR's fireside chat during the Great Depression.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. Driver crashes into construction zone drop-off in downtown Grand Rapids

    Police on the scene said the driver, a woman in her mid-fifties, became confused by construction on Monroe Avenue in downtown Grand Rapids shortly before 6 p.m. The driver believed she had to be in the right lane to continue down the street and erroneously drove into the construction area for a new Rapid bus stop.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Grand Rapids Press

  3. How to Modernize a Ladylike Silhouette with a Graphic Sweater

    Ladylike looks are often fussy and decidedly non-contemporary, especially when it comes to a vintage silhouette like a fifties-inspired full skirt with a fitted sweater. But with longer hemlines making a comeback, a more demure and feminine look suddenly feels fresh and new. Take this street style photo above, of ... More »
    on June 19, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

Quotes

  1. "I was used to things like this, way back in what I call the Frightened Fifties," Seeger told reporters this week. "They were dangerous times."
    on Feb 13, 2009 By: Pete Seeger Source: Independent

  2. "I think the role could easily be played by a black actor, because the character created by Ian Fleming in the Fifties has undergone a great deal of evolution and continues to be updated," Craig told the Agi news service, as quoted by the UK's...
    on Nov 19, 2008 By: Daniel Craig Source: NBC Dallas-Fort Worth

  3. "When I started playing Test cricket I was in two minds whether to go slow or go fast -- and originally I decided to go slow," Tamim said. "It was not working for me. The first 10 Tests were not good -- I think I only got two fifties. The...
    on Jun 2, 2010 By: Tamim Iqbal Source: AFP

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