fourscore [fawr-skawr, fohr-skohr] ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- times twenty; eighty.
Origin of fourscore Middle English word dating back to 1200–50; see origin at, Examples from the Web for fourscore Historical Examples of fourscore
Just imagine; and that, too, at fourscore and ten years of age.
Each of the others should have fourscore silver pennies for his shooting.
He enjoyed a strong, robust, and vigorous health; to the age of fourscore.
I am an old man now; the burden of fourscore years is resting upon me.
David James Burrell
St. Maws is garrisoned by an able-bodied person of fourscore, a widower.
Arthur L. Salmon
British Dictionary definitions for fourscore fourscore determiner
- an archaic word for
Word Origin and History for fourscore n.
“eighty,” mid-13c., “formerly current as an ordinary numeral” [OED], from+ (n.).