semicentenary

semicentenary
sem•i•cen•ten•ar•y
[[t]ˌsɛm i sɛnˈtɛn ə ri, -ˈsɛn tnˌɛr i, ˌsɛm aɪ-[/t]] esp. brit. [[t]-sɛnˈti nə ri[/t]] adj. n. pl. -ar•ies
Etymology: 1865–70

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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