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Meaning of “sixties” in the English Dictionary

"sixties" in British English

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sixtiesnoun [plural]

uk   us   /ˈsɪk.stiz/
A person's sixties are the ​period in which they are ​aged between 60 and 69: Many ​peopleretire intheir sixties.the sixties the ​range of ​temperature between 60° and 69° Fahrenheit: The ​temperature is usually in the sixties at this ​time of ​year. B2 the decade (= ​period of ten ​years) between 60 and 69 in any ​century, usually 1960–1969: The Beatles made ​their first ​hitrecords in the sixties.
(Definition of sixties from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sixtiesplural noun

(also 60s, 60’s)  us   /ˈsɪks·tiz/
the ​numbers 60 through 69: The ​temperature is ​expected to be in the sixties (= between 60° and 69°). This ​building was a ​concerthall in the sixties (= between 1960 and 1969). Uncle Buddy is in his sixties (= between 60 and 69 ​yearsold).
(Definition of sixties from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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