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fiftiesnoun [plural]

uk   /ˈfɪf.tiz/  us   /ˈfɪf.tiz/
B2 A person's fifties are the period in which they are aged between 50 and 59: My dad's in his fifties.
the fifties
the range of temperature between 50° and 59°: It's been in the fifties all week.
B2 the decade (= period of ten years) between 50 and 59 in any century, usually 1950–1959: Rock and roll first became popular in the fifties.
(Definition of fifties from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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fiftiesplural noun

(also 50s, 50’s)  us   /ˈfɪf·tiz/
the numbers 50 through 59: The temperature has been in the fifties (= between 50° and 59°). My dad is in his fifties (= between 50 and 59 years old).
The fifties are the years between 1950 and 1959.
(Definition of fifties from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fifties”
in Chinese (Simplified) 五十多岁(指50到59岁的时期)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 五十多歲(指50到59歲的時期)…
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