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What we call those who are older

Euphemisms and terms for old people include:

  • Old people, a worldwide usage

  • Seniors (United States)

  • Senior citizens (US and UK)

  • Older adults (social sciences)

  • The elderly

  • Elders (many cultures, aboriginal people)

  • TAU (Hindi)

  • Young old (60 to 69), the middle old (70 to 79), and the very old (80+)

  • Young-old ( 65 to 74), middle-old (75–84), and oldest-old (85+)

  • Survivor, geezer, baby boomer, seventy somethings

  • Just call me by my name!


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