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senior citizennoun [C]

 us   /ˈsin·jər ˈsɪt̬·ə·zən/ (short form senior)
an older person, usually over the age of 60 or 65, esp. one who is no longer employed: Senior citizens get a discount.
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senior citizennoun [C]

uk   us   (also senior)
an older person, especially someone who has stopped working: The state's senior citizen population is projected to increase by 3.2 million in the next few years.
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Translations of “senior citizen”
in Chinese (Simplified) 老年人, 长者…
in Turkish emekli, emekli kimse…
in Russian пенсионер, пожилой человек…
in Chinese (Traditional) 老年人, 長者…
in Polish emeryt/ka…
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