- of the age of 80 years.
- between 80 and 90 years old.
- a person who is between 80 and 90 years old.
Origin of octogenarian
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Examples from the Web for octogenarian
The octogenarian Congressman is facing a tough primary against younger opponents.84 Year-Old Charlie Rangel Tries Out This Hip-Hop All The Kids Are Talking About
June 23, 2014
Today, the octogenarian still rules his self-proclaimed micro-nation alongside his wife, Rina.Israel’s Tiniest Breakaway State
June 12, 2014
Edwin Edwards is an octogenarian ex-con and reality television star who brags that Viagra is made from his blood.‘Vote for the Crook. It’s Important’: Edwin Edwards Wants Back in Congress
February 21, 2014
If an octogenarian novelist can surprise in January, it could be a happy new year for fiction.The Brain Man: What is E. L. Doctorow Up to?
January 13, 2014
Christopher Plummer, the octogenarian star of stage and screen, is showing no signs of slowing down.Christopher Plummer on Muhammad Ali and Getting a Police Horse Drunk
October 5, 2013
The octogenarian, in his downfall, is bitterly storming against his enemies.Blood and Iron
John Hubert Greusel
Old Elmer was thirty-seven, and Nicky regarded him as an octogenarian.Gigolo
I have found that their octogenarian memories are not always to be trusted.The Shanty Book, Part I, Sailor Shanties
Richard Runciman Terry
The octogenarian loves to read about people of ninety and over.Over the Teacups
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Is not that a face which might make an octogenarian forget that he is not a boy?What Will He Do With It, Complete
less commonly octogenary (ɒkˈtɒdʒɪnərɪ)
- a person who is from 80 to 89 years old
- of or relating to an octogenarian
C19: from Latin octōgēnārius containing eighty, from octōgēnī eighty each
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Word Origin and History for octogenarian
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Being between 80 and 90 years of age.
- A person between 80 and 90 years of age.
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